119th Psalm – Nun (14th letter – N)

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.

NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word. Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments. My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

Psalms 119:105-112 KJV

nun hashem  |  Learning Hebrew – The letter Nun (עִבְרִית)
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Psalm 119 – Nun (N)

Nothing can shed greater light
To my feet than Thy Word.
Now, I have sworn and I will do
Thy judgments I have heard.

Name above all names, I pray,
Thy word can quicken me.
Nothing that afflicts prevails;
My soul belongs to Thee.

Never do I turn away
Though wicked men ensnare.
Nor do I err from Thy precepts.
Thy word is for my heir.

Near my heart, I keep Thy word
It makes me to rejoice.
Neglecting not a single law.
I long to hear Thy voice.

©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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2 Responses to 119th Psalm – Nun (14th letter – N)

  1. Joyce Griffith says:

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to see you in August!

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