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.
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
Psalms 119:121-128 KJV
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Psalm 119 – Ayin (I)
I have done Thy judgments and
Thy justice every day.
I beg Thee not to leave me; keep
Oppressors all at bay.
I ask Thou to be surety;
Let not the proud oppress.
I search for Thy salvation and
Word of Thy righteousness.
I am Thy servant; Make me know
Thy testimonies, true.
It is time for Thee to work:
Thy law, they will undo.
I love Thy word above fine gold,
Commandments, precious jewels.
I give Thy precepts high esteem
And hate the way of fools.
©2013 Denise McKenney
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These are so beautiful. These poems are incredibly touching.
When you start with God’s word and ask His help, you’re bound to come out with something soul-stirringly beautiful.