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Psalm 63

posted 21 Mar 2012, 04:51 by Ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com
A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness
 1 God—you're my God! I can't get enough of you! 
   I've worked up such hunger and thirst for God, 
      traveling across dry and weary deserts. 

 2-4 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, 
      drinking in your strength and glory. 
   In your generous love I am really living at last! 
      My lips brim praises like fountains. 
   I bless you every time I take a breath; 
      My arms wave like banners of praise to you. 

 5-8 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; 
      I smack my lips. It's time to shout praises! 
   If I'm sleepless at midnight, 
      I spend the hours in grateful reflection. 
   Because you've always stood up for me, 
      I'm free to run and play. 
   I hold on to you for dear life, 
      and you hold me steady as a post. 

 9-11 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom, 
      marked for death, bound for hell. 
   They'll die violent deaths; 
      jackals will tear them limb from limb. 
   But the king is glad in God; 
      his true friends spread the joy, 
   While small-minded gossips 
      are gagged for good.