1Bless-ed is the one whose sin is covered over by the Lord,
Whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose guilt God won’t record.
2Bless-ed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against him,
In whose spirit no deceit or hidden sin is found within.
3When I held my sin inside me, and kept silent in my way,
Then my bones grew weak and wasted through my groaning all the day.
4For Your hand was heavy on me; day and night, my strength did lapse;
Sapped away as in the heat of summer’s hot, lethargic grasp.Selah
5Then I told You of my sin, and did not hide iniquity;
I said, “I’ll confess my trespass”—You forgave, purged guilt from me.Selah
6Therefore, let the godly pray to You while You may still be found;
Surely waters will not reach me, mighty waves that surge around.
7For You are my place of hiding, You protect me from all strife;
And with songs of Your deliv’rance, You surround and keep my life.Selah
8“I will teach and will instruct you in the way that you should go;
I will counsel and watch o’er you; the right path to you I’ll show.
9“Don’t be like the horse or mule that do not understand at all;
Lest they’re led by bit and bridle, they won’t come when you do call.”
10Many woes afflict the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love
10/11does surround the ones who trust Him. Sing! Rejoice in God above!