119th Psalm – Zain (7th letter – Z)

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 Zain/Zayin. I only got the first line of each stanza, but considering that it is Z, I’m not unhappy.

ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

Psalms 119:49-56 KJV

zayin hashem  |  Learning Hebrew – The letter Zayin (עִבְרִית)

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Psalm 119 – Zain/Zayin (7th letter – Z)

Zeal for Thy Word gives me such hope,
It gives me comfort, too.
The proud deride me for my love
And how I follow You.

Zion knew Thy judgments, Lord,
As I knew them of old.
Such horror fills me when I see
The wicked act so bold.

Zestily, I sing the songs
That celebrate Thy law.
My pilgrimage leads to Thy side;
My heart is filled with awe.

Zealously, each day and night,
Remembering Thy Name,
I keep Thy law and Thy precepts;
Thy righteousness, my aim.

© 2013 Denise McKenney

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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3 Responses to 119th Psalm – Zain (7th letter – Z)

  1. Joyce Griffith says:

    This one is so touching. Your poetry adds so much meaning to this one. Blessings to you.

  2. Julie Garro says:

    Glad I stumbled across your blog. Pleased to meet you in this forum.

    • dforchrist says:

      I am also glad you found this. I hope you find inspiration here and continue to enjoy what God offers through me. I look forward to getting to know you!

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