Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sunrise from the Succa, Psalm 19

For the music director, a psalm of David

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky shows His handiwork.
Day to day they speak,
night to night they reveal knowledge.
There is no speech , no words,
where their voice goes unheard.
Their voice has gone out to all the earth
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens He pitched a tent 
for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom 
coming out of his bridal chamber.
It is like a strong man
rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other end.
Nothing is hidden from its heat.   

The Torah of ADONAI is perfect,
 restoring the soul.
The testimony of ADONAI is trustworthy,
making the simple wise.
The precepts of ADONAI are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The mitzvot of ADONAI are pure,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of ADONAI is clean, 
enduring forever.
The judgments of ADONAI are true
and altogether righteous.

They are more desirable than gold,
yes, more than much pure gold!
They are sweeter than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover by them Your servant is warned.
In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors?
Cleanse me of hidden faults.
Also keep Your servant from willful sins.
May they not have dominion over me.
Then I will be blameless,
free from great transgression.

May the words of my mouth 
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable before You,
ADONAI, my Rock and my Redeemer.  

--- Psalm 19, TLV


  1. “May the words of my mouth
    and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable before You,
    ADONAI, my Rock and my Redeemer.”


  2. My daily prayer to God is, as in the above psalm: cleanse me of faults, keep me from sins.
    The sunrise pictures from the Succa are stunning!

  3. Thats a beautiful prayer Duta.
    Thank you for sharing.
    And thank you, yes it was so special to wake up with the sun streaming in like that!