By taking heed to what You say
young ones learn to cleanse their way.
Because I seek with all my heart
from Your words I’ll not depart.
Buried treasure deep within
keeps me from all kinds of sin.
Blessed are You, Adonai
teach me Your law to apply.
Boldly I recite Your word
all that from Your mouth I’ve heard.
Bigger blessings than much gold
following Your statutes hold.
Bringing Your word to my mind
keeps my focus well-aligned.
Best delights Your laws affect
Your word I will not neglect.
© J Dan Small