śāś, (שָׂ֣שׂ) rejoicing in Your word I take so much pleasure
like someone who while searching discovers a vast treasure.
Surely I hate and abhor those who lie
Your Torah I love and with its truths ally.
Seven times throughout the day
I praise You for Your righteous ways.
Shalom, great peace have all who love Thy law
ne’er shall they stumble, nor from its truths withdraw.
Salvation from You, Lord, is the longing of my heart
Your mitzvoth I obey and from them won’t depart.
Seeking Your instruction my soul finds delight
I love it oh so much, its truths I will recite.
Search me and know me, my life’s an open book
I keep Your testimonies and to Your word I look.
© J Dan Small