A Psalm of King David, Our Beloved
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace. My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread. Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh. I am like a desert owl of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places; I lie awake; I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop. All the day my enemies taunt me; those who deride me use my name for a curse. For I eat ashes like bread and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger; for you have taken me up and thrown me down. My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations. You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come. For your servants hold her stones dear and have pity on her dust. Nations will fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory. For the LORD builds up Zion; he appears in his glory; he regards the prayer of the destitute and does not despise their prayer. Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD: that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the LORD looked at the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die, that they may declare in Zion the name of the LORD, and in Jerusalem his praise, when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the LORD. He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days. “O my God,” I say, “take me not away in the midst of my days— you whose years endure throughout all generations!” Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you. (Psalm 102 ESV)
A Psalm of Mine; You Alone Are God ©2012 Lyn Leahz
O’ my Father, to You I give everything…for I am Yours, and Yours alone.
How I have committed adultery and fornication against You, Adonai,
By serving other gods when I was oathed to You;
Yet You alone hath forgiven me of all of my folly.
Who else is able to forgive but You alone? For You hold the keys of life and of death;
You who sits on high in the heavenly places,
Resting Your feet upon this earth that Your hands formed.
You who has put all things beneath Your feet, and it is by Your unfathomable love that all things were created.
Let me never forget that it is through Your great love and mercy by which I was created.
When You stomp Your soles against the sky,
The earth quakes and trembles below;
When you raise Your fist in the face of the wicked, they fall to their demise;
You will certainly crush Your enemies, and those who have dared to laugh in Your face!
For who can stand against the one true God of all?
It is by Your permission that my heart continues to beat,
And it was through Your breath that life was breathed into me.
Who will stand before the lion and say that You are not Adonai?
Who will stand before the lamb and say that He was never slain?
Who will stand in the presence of Your Spirit and not be blown down?
Not one; for all shall be humbled in Your glorious splendor and mighty power!
When they have said, “There is no God!” You could have destroyed them.
How long, O’ Lord, will You allow blasphemy and self-righteousness?
It is Your ears that hear every whisper uttered in silence,
And it is Your right hand who will save Your people from tribulation;
And with the same hand many shall die by the sword of His Word!
Have mercy upon us, YHVH–Have mercy upon us who stand pure in Your sight;
How long will Your mercy endure upon the godless and the whoremongers?
For You are God; You are God alone.
O’, who can stand in the presence of our Lord?
Who can deny the omnipotent name of Elohei Elohim? Selah (stop and listen).