How certain your promise is! How I love it!
I am unimportant and despised, but I do not neglect your teachings.
Your righteousness will last forever, and your law is always true.
I am filled with trouble and anxiety, but your commandments bring me joy.
Your instructions are always just; give me understanding, and I shall live.
With all my heart I call to you; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your commands!
I call to you; save me, and I will keep your laws.
Before sunrise I call to you for help; I place my hope in your promise.
All night long I lie awake, to meditate on your instructions.
Because your love is constant, hear me, O Lord; show your mercy, and preserve my life!
My cruel persecutors are coming closer, people who never keep your law.