By Your Light We See Light (The Monstrance Series)
Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Sin is the oracle of the wicked
in the depths of his heart;
there is no fear of God
before his eyes.
He sees himself with too flattering an eye
to detect and detest his guilt;
all he says is malicious and deceitful,
he has turned his back on wisdom.
To get his way he hatches malicious plots
even in his bed;
once set on his evil course
no wickedness is too much for him.
Yahweh, your faithful love is in the heavens
your constancy reaches to the clouds,
your saving justice is like towering mountains,
your judgements like the mighty deep.
Yahweh, you support both man and beast;
how precious, God, is your faithful love.
So the children of Adam
take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the bounty of your house,
you let them drink from your delicious streams;
in you is the source of life,
by your light we see the light.
Maintain your faithful love to those who acknowledge you,
and your saving justice to the honest of heart.
Do not let the foot of the arrogant overtake me
or wicked hands drive me away.
There they have fallen, the evil-doers,
flung down, never to rise again.