The soul who desires life
Will keep its tongue from deceit;
It departs from evil and will pursue peace
And righteousness it seeks.

The Lord is near to those
Who have a broken heart indeed,
With a contrite and a humble spirit;
He will provide their needs.

He delivers those who fear Him;
Those souls who are meek,
And saves them out of all their troubles
When they cry out and Him they seek.

None shall be condemned
When they place their trust in Him,
But His face is against those souls
Who do evil at their whim.

His eyes are on the righteous
And He’s open to their cries;
To those who seek His ways
Who abandon pretences and lies.

Blessed are those who trust in God
To taste and see that He is good,
With a reverence and a holy respect
Where His majesty is understood.

God is our shield and buckler
The salvation of mankind,
Through Jesus Christ our Savior
When on our heart His Lordship is signed.

(C) P.B. 2021

“Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:12-14

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” Psalm 34:15-16

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:17-18

“The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.” Psalm 34:22