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.
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
Psalms 119:57-64 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Heth/Cheth (8th letter – H)
Hear me, O Lord, Thou art my share.
Have I not said I’d keep
Hearing Thy words? I beg with my
Heart to Thy favor reap.
Have mercy on me for Thy word
Has promises to me.
Having thought on my ways I turn;
Haste is my speed to Thee.
Have bands of wicked robbed me of
Hearing Thy sacred law?
Habitually, I rise and praise.
Hear my thanks filled with awe.
He is a friend to me who keeps
Hold of Thy precepts, true.
Here, see Thy mercy everywhere!
Help me, Thy statutes do.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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