3rd September 2017
The Loyal Love of Goodness
137Righteous are you, O Lord , and your
laws are right.
138The statutes you have laid down are
righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139My zeal wears me out, for my
enemies ignore your words.
140Your promises have been thoroughly
tested, and your servant loves them.
141Though I am lowly and despised, I do
not forget your precepts.
142Your righteousness is everlasting
and your law is true.
143Trouble and distress have come upon
me, but your commands are my delight.
144Your statutes are forever right; give
me understanding that I may live.
145I call with all my heart; answer me, O
Lord , and I will obey your decrees.
146I call out to you; save me and I will
keep your statutes.
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I
have put my hope in your word.
148My eyes stay open through the
watches of the night, that I may meditate
on your promises.
149Hear my voice in accordance with
your love; preserve my life, O Lord ,
according to your laws.
150Those who devise wicked schemes
are near, but they are far from your law.
151Yet you are near, O Lord , and all
your commands are true.
152Long ago I learned from your statutes
that you established them to last forever.