I’m lovesick with yearnings for more of your salvation,
for my heart is entwined with your Word.
I’m consumed with longings for your promises,
so I ask, “When will they all come true?”
My soul feels dry and shriveled, useless and forgotten,
but I will never forget your living truth.
How much longer must I wait until you punish my persecutors?
For I am your loving servant.
Arrogant men who hate your truth and never obey your laws
have laid a trap for my life.
They don’t know that everything you say is true,
so they harass me with their lies. Help me, Lord!
They’ve nearly destroyed my life, but I refuse to yield;
I still live according to your Word.
Revive me with your tender love and
spare my life by your kindness, and I will continue to obey you.