I Wait (Psalm 5)

A poem based on selected verses from Psalm 5

Hear my words, Lord!
    Consider my groans!
    Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God,
        because I am praying to you!
Lord, in the morning you hear my voice.
    In the morning I lay it all out before you.
    Then I wait expectantly.
Because you aren’t a God
    who enjoys wickedness;
    evil doesn’t live with you.
Arrogant people won’t last long
in your sight;
    you hate all evildoers;
    you destroy liars.
    The Lord despises people who are violent and dishonest.

But me? I will enter your house
    because of your abundant, faithful love;
    I will bow down at your holy temple,
        honoring you.
Lord, because of many enemies,
    please lead me in your righteousness.
    Make your way clear,
        right in front of me.
Because there’s no truth in my enemies’ mouths,
    all they have inside them is destruction.
    Their throats are open graves;
    their tongues slick with talk.
10 Condemn them, God!
    Let them fail by their own plans.
Throw them out for their many sins
    because they’ve rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you celebrate.
    Let them sing out loud forever!
Protect them
    so that all who love your name
    can rejoice in you.
12 Because you, Lord, bless the righteous.
    You cover them with favor like a shield. (Psalm 5:1-12, Common English Bible)

Inspiration struck last night and I began a poem based on Psalm 5 verses 3, 7, and 11-12.

I can remember, not too many years ago, I did not care for poetry at all. In the last few years, for some reason it has started to grow on me. I think it might be because I was interested in writing some original lyrics and in some cases, original songs. Most of the poems I have written became songs before long. I would not be surprised if this one is put to music before long.

In the morning, I fall to my knees and pray,
I tell you all my problems and woes,
I praise your holy name for; blessings each day
You speak and your will is disclosed.

I wait. For you O Lord, I wait.
Your protection this day I seek
I bow before you, let me hear
I wait, your voice to hear, I wait.

I come to you, for your voice I must hear
Before your house I stand, Lord, let me see
We see your love & know, your Spirit, to us is near
From you O Lord, I will not flee.

I wait. For you O Lord, I wait.
Your protection this day I seek
I bow before you, let me hear
I wait, your voice to hear, I wait.

I sing out loud. Keep me singing to proclaim your name.
I sing of your refuge, keep me whole
I sing of your love for me, my place in you I claim
I sing to you, from my deep soul.

I wait. For you O Lord, I wait.
Your protection this day I seek
I bow before you, let me hear
I wait, your voice to hear, I wait.

May I be righteous before you O Lord, without blame,
This day I celebrate in you
Your shield protects me, your love, it sustains me my God
I seek your will, your word is true.

I wait. For you O Lord, I wait.
Your protection this day I seek
I bow before you, let me hear
I wait, your voice to hear, I wait.

Have a blessed day in the Lord.

Seeking the genuine,
Keith

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved.

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