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Monday, June 13, 2011

Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are free from the burdens common to man;
they are not plagued by human ills....

...Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure;
in vain have I washed my hands in innocence.
All day long I have been plagued;
I have been punished every morning.

If I had said, "I will speak thus,"
I would have betrayed your children.

...

When my heart was grieved
and my spirit embittered,
I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you.

Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing that I desire
besides you.


My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.

5 Comments:

At 24 October 2011 2:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fav SOK song ever!

Ben

 
At 5 December 2011 6:26 am, Blogger Pete W said...

NAAAAAATALIEEEEE!!!

 
At 5 December 2011 12:21 pm, Blogger Natalie said...

Pete?!

 
At 14 December 2011 1:37 pm, Anonymous Deborah said...

Natalie, that was a beautiful poem!! I just stumbled onto your blog..looking at other blogs! God Bless!

 
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