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’m posting the real portion of the Psalm first for comparison purposes. I’ll post as I go along.
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
Psalms 119:97-104 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Mem (M)
Meditating on Thy law
Has made me very wise.
My enemies and teachers all
Watch me with evil eyes.
More than the ancients, I do see,
Because I keep Thy laws.
My feet refrain from evil ways
And I avoid past flaws.
Might I keep Thy Word this way
And not depart from Thee.
My Lord, Thou taught me what to hear.
Thy words are sweet to me.
More sweet than honey to my mouth,
With wisdom, I am filled.
Moreover, I hate every way
The wicked work to build.
© 2013 Denise McKenney
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Beautiful as usual. I like the added Hebrew symbol for the letter. The beauty of your poetry is showing more and more each day.
I went back and added the Hebrew letters to all the previous sections as well. I’ll be including those from now on. I’m glad you like that touch as well.
I seem to be hearing God’s words more clearly every time I sit down to write and they seem to come more easily as I pray for His guidance and to hear from Him the words He wants me to share. When your ghost writer (or should that be Holy Ghost writer?) is the original author, the result is bound to be beautiful.