I call with all my heart, O Lord; answer me that I may observe your laws.
I call to you to save me that I may keep your decrees.
I rise before dawn and cry out; I put my hope in your words.
My eyes greet the night watches as I meditate on your promise.

Hear my voice in your love, O Lord; by your edict give me life.
Malicious persecutors draw near me; they are far from your teaching.
You are near, O Lord; reliable are all your commands.
Long have I known from your decrees that you have established them forever.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 145-152