I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. Learn More About The Message He was an author, poet, scholar and in later years a Pastor, living in Montana. I look high and low for your words of wisdom. ignorant as they are of God and his ways. How long till you haul my tormentors into court?The arrogant godless try to throw me off track, ignorant as they are of God and his ways.Everything you command is a sure thing, but they harass me with lies. My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise; There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water. as you always do to those who love your name. You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well. 63 I'm a friend and companion of all who fear you, of those committed to living by your rules. There's smoke in my eyes - they burn and water, but I keep a steady gaze on the instructions you post. (CN)56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts. The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what you are saying; They're bland as a bucket of lard, while I dance to the tune of your revelation. 153-160 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me— I haven’t forgotten your revelation.Take my side and get me out of this; give me back my life, just as you promised.“Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary.Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following your guidelines, revive me.My antagonists are too many to count, but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave.I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually!Take note of how I love what you tell me; out of your life of love, prolong my life.Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. You reject earth's wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. Yes, your sayings on life are what give me delight; I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! ignoring everything you tell them—let them have it! By carefully reading the map of your Word. Now comfort me so I can live, really live; Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Your promise has been tested through and through. When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. 86 Everything you command is a sure thing, but they harass me with lies. John Piper Jul 6, 1987 19 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. 107 Everything's falling apart on me, God; put me together again with your Word. no stumbling around in the dark for them. (IT)142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. you established the earth, and it endures. Font Size. 51 The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don't budge from your revelation. your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! Put your hand out and steady me since I've chosen to live by your counsel. John Piper Jul 6, 1987 19 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. (FD)93 I will never forget(FE) your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—. I never make detours from the route you laid out; With your instruction, I understand life; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I’ll recognize the sound of your voice. Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that's what you ordered - you set the earth going. I would have given up when the hard times came. Take note of how I love what you tell me; out of your life of love, prolong my life. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. 130 Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning. 91 Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that's what you ordered - you set the earth going. 97-104 Oh, how I love all you’ve revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long.Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete.I’ve even become smarter than my teachers since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel.I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages simply by doing what you tell me.I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil so I can spend all my time keeping your Word.I never make detours from the route you laid out; you gave me such good directions.Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking.With your instruction, I understand life; that’s why I hate false propaganda. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary. 21 And those who think they know so much, ignoring everything you tell them - let them have it! relishing every fragment of your counsel. 113-120 I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation.You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands.Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. (Y)13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. You promised, remember? 68 You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. If your revelation hadn't delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came. My troubles turned out all for the best - they forced me to learn from your textbook. - but I love what you have revealed. 39 Deflect the harsh words of my critics - but what you say is always so good. Psalm 119 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. 134 Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women so I can live life your way. 137 You are right and you do right, God; your decisions are right on target. (FB)92 If your law had not been my delight,(FC) I would have perished in my affliction. but my awe at your words keeps me stable. My soul guards and keeps all your instructions - oh, how much I love them! they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. I was up at once, didn't drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders. I get up in the middle of the night to thank you; your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning! I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—, I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—. Help me understand these things inside and out. Psalm 119:33 Or follow it for its reward I hate lies - can't stand them! I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back. 123 I can't keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. (GE)109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,(GF) I will not forget(GG) your law.110 The wicked have set a snare(GH) for me, but I have not strayed(GI) from your precepts.111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 15 I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you've done it. 161 I've been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable. Your truth never goes out of fashion; it's as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. All Rights Reserved. Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. (EA)80 May I wholeheartedly follow(EB) your decrees,(EC) that I may not be put to shame.(ED). I'm all yours. I've committed myself and I'll never turn back from living by your righteous order. but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel. (IV)144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding(IW) that I may live. 33-40 God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course.Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response.Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway!Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot.Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way.Affirm your promises to me— promises made to all who fear you.Deflect the harsh words of my critics— but what you say is always so good.See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways!