To You I lift my prayer and plea
as You have promised, rescue me.
Taught by You in all Your ways
my lips o’erflow with words of praise.
Today Your word I’ll speak abroad
Your perfect laws remain unflawed.
Trusting, I choose Your precepts right
stretch forth Your hand, help with Thy might.
tā·’aḇ·tî, I long for You to save
Your law my delight, Your word I crave.
tə·ḥî- nap̄·šî, let my soul live, I pray
and let Your good rules help me today.
tā·‘î·ṯî, I’ve gone astray just like a sheep
seek me and find me, Your laws I will keep.
© J Dan Small