Monday, February 15, 2010

Your Word (2010 Memory Verse #4)

As recommended by Beth Moore, I use a spiral bound set of note cards to keep track of my memory verses. I keep it on the window sill above my kitchen sink. It's a hazardous spot, (often splashed and once last year it got knocked into a sink full of mop water!) but I spend lots of time there when my hands are busy but my mind is relatively free, so there it stays.
A few days after coming home from Texas, I was doing the dishes and reading the first verses I had chosen for 2010:
Psalm 119:135 & 147 "Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees." "I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word."
I couldn't help but notice that the second verse there was all of a sudden forming a melody in my heart. Within the next few days, I had written a song composed entirely (except for maybe 2 words) of verses from Psalm 119. I have it basically memorized already, but want to keep letting it sink deeper into my heart. And I need to work a little more on the other verses I've been working on this year. I'll try to get the song posted one of these days... but for now, I'll just share the words.
Yes, it's a long song... but Psalm 119 is a long psalm! : )
(What are you memorizing???)

YOUR WORD (Psalm 119)

Your word, O LORD, is eternal

It stands firm in the heavens (89)

Your faithfulness continues

Through all generations (90)

Save me, for I am yours

I will search out your precepts (94)

You are my portion, O LORD (57)

Your hands made me and formed me

Give me understanding

To learn your commands (73)

Your decrees are the theme of my song (54)

Do not let me stray from your commands (10)

Preserve my life according to your word (25)

With all my heart I will seek You (10)

I rise before dawn and cry for help

I have put my hope in your word (147)

Make your face shine upon your servant

And teach me your decrees (135)

I have hidden your Word inside my heart

That I might not sin against You (11)

May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD

Your salvation according to your promise (41)

I call with all my heart; answer me O LORD

I will obey (145)

I am a stranger on earth

Do not hide your commands from me (19)

Open my eyes that I may see

Wonderful things in your law (18)

Do good to your servant, and I will live

I will obey your word (17)

You are my refuge and shield (114)

Your word is a lamp to my feet

And a light for my path (105)

My flesh trembles in fear of You

I stand in awe of your laws (120)

Do not let my hopes be dashed (116)

I have chosen the way of truth (30)

I will not neglect your word (16)

For You have set my heart free (32)

How sweet are your Words to my taste,

Sweeter than honey to my mouth! (103)

Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth

For I have put my hope in your laws (43)

Direct me in the path of your commands

For there I find delight (35)

May my lips overflow with praise (171)

May my tongue sing of your righteous Word (172)

And may your laws sustain me

Let me live that I may praise You (175)

I have not forgotten your commands

But I have strayed like a lost sheep

Lord, come and seek, find and save

Lord, come and seek your servant (176)

~Written by Melissa May 1.28.10


  1. That is wonderful! A few years back I set out to memorize all of Ps 119, and putting it to song was the best way! (I never memorized the whole thing vs 1-64) :)

  2. Thanks for your encouragement. I am still memorizing! I'll write to you more later, but it's past my bedtime and I must get to bed!


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