August 1, 2020
I once was lost, BUT NOW I’M FOUND…. Was blind, BUT NOW I SEE!
I WILL EXTOL YOU, O LORD
for YOU HAVE LIFTED ME UP and HAVE NOT LET MY FOES REJOICE OVER ME,
O LORD MY GOD, I cried to You and YOU HAVE HEALED ME.
O LORD, YOU HAVE BROUGHT MY LIFE UP FROM SHEOL (the place of the dead);
YOU HAVE KEPT ME ALIVE, that I should not go down to the pit (the grave).
SING TO THE LORD, O you saints of His; and GIVE THANKS at the remembrance of His holy name.
His anger is but for a moment but HIS FAVOR IS FOR A LIFETIME (IN HIS FAVOR IS LIFE).
Weeping may last for a night, but JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.
BY YOUR FAVOR, O LORD, YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED ME AS A STRONG MOUNTAIN;
(You hid Your face and I was troubled.)
I cried to You, O LORD, and to the LORD I made supplication…
Hear, O LORD, have mercy and be gracious to me!
O LORD be my Helper!
YOU HAVE TURNED MY MOURNING INTO DANCING FOR ME,
YOU HAVE PUT OFF MY SACKCLOTH and GIRDED ME WITH GLADNESS.
To the end that MY TONGUE and MY HEART and EVERYTHING GLORIOUS WITHIN ME MAY SING PRAISE TO YOU AND NOT BE SILENT.
O LORD MY GOD, I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU FOREVER!
I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide.
I said, “I WILL CONFESS MY TRANSGRESSIONS TO THE LORD (continually unfolding the past till all is told) – then YOU INSTANTLY FORGAVE ME THE GUILT AND INIQUITY OF MY SIN.
Selah (pause and calmly think of that)!
Let all the earth FEAR THE LORD [REVERE AND WORSHIP HIM]:
Let all the inhabitants of the world STAND IN AWE OF HIM:
For HE SPOKE and IT WAS DONE.
HE COMMANDED and IT STOOD FAST.
The eyes of the LORD are TOWARD THE [UNCOMPRIMISINGLY] RIGHTEOUS
and His ears are OPEN TO THEIR CRY.
The face of the LORD is AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.