Teach me good judgment and all I should know
I trust Your instructions that help me grow.
Too many times I would go astray
now that You’ve chastened, Your word I obey.
Truly, O Lord, You are good through and through
Teach me your statutes and what I should do.
Treacherous, arrogant men slander me
yet all Your precepts I’ll keep faithfully.
Touting their wealth, by possessions misled
I find my pleasure in Your law instead.
Trials and suff’ring for me have been good
they taught me to learn from You all that I should.
Tons of pure silver and gold can’t eclipse
the Torah You’ve taught me, that’s come from Your lips.
© J Dan Small