Psalm 119 – ת Taw

lost sheepTo You I cry, please hear, O Lord
give me discernment through Your word.

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

Psalm 100

Heavens GatesShout for joy to the Lord all you lands
As gladly in worship before Him you stand
Declare Him as God, your Creator and Lord
As His sheep, your Great Shepherd adore.

He made us, to Him we belong
We enter His gates with thanksgiving in song
For His truth and His mercy endure evermore
For His goodness our thanks we outpour.

© 2014  J Dan Small

Psalm 95

shepherd sheepCome, let’s sing to Adonai!
With thanksgiving we draw nigh
Shouts of praise and adulation
To the Rock of our salvation!

King above all gods is He
Maker, Master of the sea
Mountains, valleys, all the land
Shaped by His almighty hand.

Let us worship and bow down
Honor Him who wears the crown
God, our Shepherd, watch will keep
O’er His people, we, His sheep.

Hear now what the Lord would say
“Test Me not as in that day
When your fathers challenged Me
Though they all My work could see.

“Forty years My patience tried
In the wilderness they died
Wayward hearts know not My way
They, like sheep, have gone astray.

“In My anger I attest
‘Never shall they know My rest’”
Let us worship and bow down
Honor Him who wears the crown.

© 2014 J Dan Small

Psalm 65

To You, O God, in Zion,
Our praises now are due
We’ll keep the vows which we have made
As all flesh comes to You.

You hear our every prayer
When sinful deeds abound
You will atone for all our crimes
Forgiveness there is found.

What joy for those You choose
Within Your courts to dwell
Your goodness satisfying us
Much more than we could tell.

You answer every prayer
With great and awesome deeds
In You all men will put their trust
As You meet every need.

By Your almighty pow’r
You formed the mountains tall
You quieted the raging seas
The oceans noisy squall.

The tumult of the peoples
At Your command is stilled
Your wonders all the earth can see
Their hearts with awe are filled.

From morning until evening
With gladness we o’erflow
You water all our crops and fields
And cause them all to grow.

Because of You, O God
The desert comes alive
Your river flows abundantly
So e’en the pathways thrive.

The hills around rejoice
With flocks of sheep they’re dressed
The valleys filled with grain all shout
Behold how we are blest!

© 2014 J Dan Small