Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word.
Let my plea come before you; Deliver me according to your word.a171
Let my lips pour out praise, because you teach me your statutes.
Let my tongue sing [of] your word,b because all your commands [are] right.
Let your hand be my help,c because I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, O Yahweh, and your law [is] my delight.
Let my sould live that it may praise you, and let your ordinances help me.
I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.