The Golden Secret
A precious song, engraved in gold, by King David
1Keep me safe, O mighty God.
I run for dear life to you, my safe place.
2So I said to the Lord God,
“You are my Maker, my Mediator, and my Master.
Any good thing you find in me has come from you.”
3And he said to me, “My holy lovers are wonderful,
my majestic ones, my glorious ones,
fulfilling all my desires.”
4Yet there are those who yield to their weakness,
and they will have troubles and sorrows unending.
I never gather with such ones,
nor give them honor in any way.
5Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.
6Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
that come with following you,
for you have given me the best!
7The way you counsel and correct me makes me praise you more,
for your whispers in the night give me wisdom,
showing me what to do next.
8Because you are close to me and always available,
my confidence will never be shaken,
for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment.
9My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory!
Even my body will rest confident and secure.
10For you will not abandon me to the realm of death,
nor will you allow your Holy One to experience corruption.
11For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life,
the path to the bliss that brings me face-to-face with you.