Psalm 19

12.11.12.11

1The heavens are telling the glory of God; and
the skies are declaring the work of His hands.
2For day after day they speak, pouring forth knowledge, and
night after night is displayed their expanse.
3Their voice is not heard—there’s no speech and no word, but
4their sound has gone forth to the earth’s farthest end.
5The sun in the heaven comes forth like a bridegroom;
The Lord for a race does His champion send.

6It rises at one end of heaven and travels;
Its circuit extends over all of the earth.
And nothing is hidden from its heat or glory,
And like it, God’s law shines with power and worth.
7The law of the Lord is most perfect and holy,
Reviving the soul and restoring the heart.
The statutes of God can be trusted most surely;
They make wise the simple and truth do impart.

8The precepts of God are right, giving the heart joy;
Commands of the Lord are pure, lighting the eyes.
9The fear of the Lord is enduring forever;
His judgments are true and right, making us wise.
10They are much more precious than gold, and much sweeter
than honey and honeycomb where honey’s stored;
11Moreover, by them is Your servant instructed.
In keeping Your statutes, there is great reward.

12But who can discern his own faults and his errors?
Forgive all my hidden sins—let them not rule!
13Then I will be blameless, complete, and acquitted
of every transgression that besets the fool.
14May all of the words of my mouth and the thoughts of
my heart be accepted O Lord, in Your sight;
O Lord, my sure Rock and my precious Redeemer,
May my life be pleasing and lived in Your light.

Alternate setting, 10.10.11.11

1The heavens declare the glory of God;
The skies do proclaim the works of His hands.
2For day after day their speech loudly pours forth,
And night after night knowledge rings out and stands.

3Like language and speech throughout the whole world,
So there is no place their voice is not heard.
4Their voice goes out unto the ends of the earth;
The whole world proclaiming His almighty word!

5The sun from his tent in heaven above
comes forth like a bridegroom, mounting the sky.
It’s like a great champ-i-on running his course,
With joy as it travels its circuit on high!

6It rises to shine from heaven’s far end;
Its circuit extends throughout the whole day.
There’s nothing on earth that can hide from its heat;
Great warmth is enjoyed by all under its sway.

7The law of the Lord is perfect and sound,
For with it the soul is revived and crowned.
His statutes are trustworthy, making us wise;
His precepts bring joy for His justice is found.

8Commands of the Lord are radiant and bright;
They light up the eyes and bring us new sight.
9The fear of the Lord is enduring and pure.
His laws and decrees are eternally right!

10Most precious are they, more precious than gold,
And sweeter by far than sweet honeycomb.
11By them is Your servant warned, and he is told,
“Rewards shall be yours in your heavenly home.”

12O who can discern his errors and ways?
Forgive all my faults when from You I stray.
13And keep me from willful, habitual sin;
Then I will be blameless of great transgression.

14May words of my mouth and thoughts of my heart
be pleasing to You and clean in Your sight.
O Lord, You’re my Rock in the day and the night,
And my true Redeemer in whom I delight.