119th Psalm – Kaf/Caph (11th letter – K)

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.

CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

Psalms 119:81-88 KJV

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Psalm 119 – Kaf/Caph  (11th letter – K)

Keep my soul; it faints for Thee
And Thy salvation, too.
Keen is my hope in Thy word;
Eyes fail for words from You.

Kindness do I need from You.
Please comfort me, I pray.
Kindle fire, for I am smoke.
Thy statutes are my way.

Kill the ones who persecute
And dig their pits for me.
Keeping Thy commandments, I
Pray help will come from Thee.

Kindness and Thy mercy will
Protect me from their schemes.
Keep me so I’ll say Thy laws,
Awake and in my dreams.

©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 – Kaf/Caph (11th letter – K)

  1. Joyce Griffith says:

    Beautiful words!

    • dforchrist says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Eliza. It looks like you hit the reply button before you got your comment out. I hope you’ll come back and let me know what you were thinking about these words.

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