Truth’s shining light guides me in my choices and decisions;
the revelation of your word makes my pathway clear.
To live my life by your righteous rules
has been my holy and lifelong commitment.
I’m bruised and broken, overwhelmed by it all;
breathe life into me again by your living word.
Lord, receive my grateful thanks
and teach me more of how to please you.
Even though my life hangs in the balance,
I’ll keep following what you’ve taught me, no matter what.
The ungodly have done their best to throw me off track,
but I’ll not deviate from what you’ve told me to do.
Everything you speak to me is like joyous treasure,
filling my life with gladness.
I have determined in my heart to obey whatever you say,
fully and forever!
I despise those who can’t keep commitments,
for I passionately love your revelation-light!
You’re my place of quiet retreat, and your wrap-around presence
becomes my shield as I wrap myself in your word!
Go away! Leave me, all you workers of wickedness,
for you can’t stop me from following every command of my God.
Lord, strengthen my inner being by the promises of your word
so that I may live faithful and unashamed for you.
Lift me up and I will be safe.
Empower me to live every moment in the light of your ways.
Lord, you reject those who reject your laws,
for they fool no one but themselves!
The wicked are thrown away, discarded and valueless.
That’s why I will keep loving all of your laws!
My body trembles in holy awe of you, leaving me speechless,
for I’m frightened of your righteous judgments.
Don’t leave me to the mercies of those who hate me,
for I live to do what is just and fair.
Let me hear your promise of blessing over my life,
breaking me free from the proud oppressors.
As a lovesick lover, I yearn for more of your salvation
and for your virtuous promises.
Let me feel your tender love, for I am yours.
Give me more understanding of your wonderful ways.
I need more revelation from your word
to know more about you, for I’m in love with you!
Lord, the time has come for you to break through,
for evil men keep breaking your laws.
Truly, your message of truth means more to me
than a vault filled with the purest gold.
Every word you speak, every truth revealed, is always right
and beautiful to me, for I hate what is phony or false.
Your marvelous words are living miracles;
no wonder I long to obey everything you say.