Time for the final 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. While part of me is sad to leave this project, another part is glad it is complete, so I can touch on other topics. I pray this has been as fruitful a journey for you as it has been for me.
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word. Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Psalms 119:169-176 KJV
Graphic Copyright © 2013 Beth HaDerech; Messianic Jewish Teachings Online (Please note that this is not the letter Tau. There is no post on this site for the letter Tau as of now. If they post it later, I will replace. For now, this links simply to a post about the Hebrew alphabet as a whole.)
Psalm 119 – Tau (T)
Tears I shed before Thee, Lord.
Thy word, I want to know.
Treat my supplication well
For to Thy word, I go.
The lips I have shall utter praise
When Thou has taught me well.
The tongue I have shall speak Thy word
In righteousness, I dwell.
Thine hand must help me, by Thy word.
I need salvation, Lord.
Thy law is my delight, my life!
My soul shall praise Thy word.
True judgments help me. I am lost,
A sheep that’s gone astray.
Trace my path and find me, Lord.
I won’t forget Thy way.
©2013 Denise McKenney
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