Your limits overarch me,
My heart, submissive, awed
Beholds your words unfold like light
To those heart-seared and flawed.
I seek your statutes as my breath,
I thirst for your commands.
Turn to me with your favor now
Decreed for those who love your name.
Lead in the footpath of your word,
Break all the rule of sin
And all man’s bars, his prison-house,
That freed, I serve your law within.
Lord, may your presence give me light
To teach me your decrees.
The breaking of your righteous laws
Sends tears like rain upon the seas.
Oh righteous One, your laws are true,
And holy your commands.
They stand, a sacred temple built
Of rock and not of sand.
My soul wears out from seeking
What your enemies despise.
Your promises are perfect,
Flawless, precious in my eyes.
Though foes have compassed me about
To crush me to the floor,
I seek your wisdom and your law
And ask for nothing more.
Your statues are forever
And their righteousness endures.
My heart, athirst, partakes of life
Through insight deep and pure.