Look down on me with love; teach me all your principles.
Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your law.
O LORD, you are righteous, and your decisions are fair.
Your decrees are perfect; they are entirely worthy of our trust.
I am overwhelmed with rage, for my enemies have disregarded your words.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.
I am insignificant and despised, but I don't forget your commandments.
Your justice is eternal, and your law is perfectly true.
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
Your decrees are always fair; help me to understand them, that I may live.
I pray with all my heart; answer me, LORD! I will obey your principles.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)