based on Psalm 3 (original)
I cry out oh Lord for help
They surround me on every side
Will you save me in my need?
Many are saying you’ll not provide.
But I know you are my shield
You will lift my head up high
I call out, and you answer me
I know, my aid, you’ll not deny.
If I lie down and fall asleep
I know I’ll wake and rise with glee
I will not fear 10,000 men
For the Lord my God, He shelters me.
Rise up my saviour and my God
Deliver me Lord from my foes
Break their jaw, shatter their teeth
Strike down them who against me rose
The Lord provides our one true hope
From Him receive all you desire
May your blessing, God, be on us all
And let us become what you admire
author: Dr David H. Akehurst
If you liked this, consider reading some of my other poems.
(I have always thought that it would be good to read a translation/interpretation of the psalms that actually read like poetry in the English language. I know that many other people have done this, however a few years back I was house bound for a few weeks and had a go at writing poetry based on them. This is one of the results.)