cf Psalm 120
I’m in great trouble and distress,
I need your help, O Lord;
fake promises surround, depress,
and brazen lies are heard.
They say you are not, or don’t care,
no intervening Lord:
your grace and judgement you declare –
refreshing, truthful Word.
And I am prone to live out lies,
be devious, false, untrue
before your holy, seeing eyes –
please help me turn to you
in honesty repent and press
on with you in your Way,
away from all this emptiness,
in peace and truth, obey.