Here’s another psalm I rewrote in rhyme. I used more of the King James English in this one than normal. How do you like it?
To Thee, O Lord, I lift my soul;
O God, I trust in Thee.
Please do not let me be ashamed
Nor foes win over me.
Let none that wait on You feel shame;
But those which may transgress
Without a cause, O Lord, let them
Abundant shame possess.
Show me Thy paths, O gracious Lord,
Teach me to walk Thy ways.
And lead me in Thy truth, for I
On Thee wait all the days.
Teach me, for Thou art mighty God
Of my salvation true.
Remember, Lord, Thy mercies great
For I depend on You.
Forget my sins made in my youth;
Be merciful, I plead.
Thy goodness and thy righteousness,
The sinner, they will lead.
The meek will He guide properly;
The meek will learn His way.
The Lord’s paths lead to mercy and
To Truth each single day.
I’ll keep His covenants and keep
His testimonies true.
For Thy name’s sake, O Sovereign Lord,
Forgive the things I do
For mine iniquity is great.
What man does fear Thee, Lord?
Please teach him of Thy way and choose
His path and his reward.
His soul shall dwell at ease with you;
His seed shall have the earth
The secret of the Lord is with
Them who in fear is birthed.
Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord
He plucks me from the net.
Turn Thee unto me, mercy show
For I am desolate.
The troubles of my heart enlarge;
O save me from distress.
See mine affliction and my pain
Forgive me, I confess.
Mine enemies are many and
They hate me and are cruel.
O keep my soul, deliver me
From every hating fool.
O do not let me be ashamed;
I put my trust in Thee.
I wait on Thee with uprightness
And with integrity.
Redeem Israel, O God, You know
He waits for You alone.
Redeem him out of trouble.
Don’t You hear his pleading groan?
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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