Speak Lord: Your law is my delight

david in the psalms

The responsorial psalm on Sunday, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, describes the  Psalmist’s determination to live faithful to the Law, to rejoice in the Law.

Lord, how I love your law!

My part, I have resolved, O Lord,
is to obey your word.
The law from your mouth means more to me
than silver and gold.

Lord, how I love your law!

Let your love be ready to console me
by your promise to your servant.
Let your love come and I shall live
for your law is my delight.

Lord, how I love your law!

That is why I love your commands
more than finest gold,
why I rule my life by your precepts,
and hate false ways.

Lord, how I love your law!

Your will is wonderful indeed;
therefore I obey it.
The unfolding of your word gives light
and teaches the simple.

Lord, how I love your law!

Psalm 118:57,72,76-77,127-130

  • What law leads you to life?
  • When has observance of the law of the Lord led you to freedom and love?

Image of King David, the traditional author, of at least many, of the psalms is taken from the Westminster Psalter.

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