Time for the next installment on my Psalm 119 project. To recap for any new readers, Psalm 119 was originally written as an acrostic poem with each part starting with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. I wanted to try to see how I could do writing each part starting with the english equivalents. I started with Aleph – A, then Bet/Beth – B and managed to start every line with the appropriate letter (see my previous posts for those parts). I’m posting the real portion of the Psalm first for comparison purposes. Not sure how far I’ll get, but I’ll post as I go along. Here’s Waw/Vaw – W.
VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
Psalms 119:41-48 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Waw/Vau (6th letter – W)
Wash me in Thy sweet mercies, Lord,
With Thy salvation now.
With Thy Word I will answer him
Who lays sin on my brow.
Words from my mouth that I may speak
Will all be truths of Thine.
With hope in all Thy judgments, Thy
Whole law, I seek for mine.
Walking in all Thy precepts, O,
What liberty I find!
When I speak Thy decrees to kings
Will I have peace of mind.
With all delight in Thy commands,
Which I have loved so dear,
Will I raise up my hands in praise
While keeping Thy laws near.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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