Psalm 19





Psalm 19





*For the choir director: A psalm of David.





1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.




2 Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.








3 They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.




4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.




5 It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.









6 The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.




7 The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.




8 The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.




9 Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.








10 They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.




11 They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.








12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.




13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin.




14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.




Love, your servant Garrett