My troubles turned out all for the best - they forced me to learn from your textbook.
Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.
With your very own hands you formed me; now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.
When they see me waiting, expecting your Word, those who fear you will take heart and be glad.
I can see now, God, that your decisions are right; your testing has taught me what's true and right.
Oh, love me - and right now! - hold me tight! just the way you promised.
Now comfort me so I can live, really live; your revelation is the tune I dance to.
Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; they tried to sell me a bill of goods, but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel.
Let those who fear you turn to me for evidence of your wise guidance.
And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high.
I'm homesick - longing for your salvation; I'm waiting for your word of hope.