Eternal Lord upon the Throne
Safety is found in You alone
Righteous King, Sovereign One
Who compares to You?
Take away all that I have earned
I have no loss
For You I yearn
The beauty of the shining ones
But then I see the despair
Of those who sought another
How could they compare
I refuse to put my eyes with any aspiration
of hope elsewhere
My eyes need to see Your beauty
Your goodness, Your Face
My heart needs to be filled with
Your promises, Your peace, Your grace
My ears need to receive
Your word, Your tone, Your sound
My lips need to bring forth fruit
From the tree where
life and love abound
I bless You, Wise and
To You my heart and mind
Instruct my mind through the day with gold
And through the night, my heart behold
How can I fear lions attempting to roar
But cannot when they see
I’m the one You adore
I do not tremble, I do not shake
I do not quiver, I do not quake
This is my life
Earthly wealth is far from me but
I have treasure stored up,
Though few walk with me
I’m never alone
For You are always near
Though my dwelling place fall apart
You alone are my home
You are beauty
In You, my body rests and has joy
The Voice Translation
Matthew 13:52 Every scribe and teacher of the law who has become a student of the ways of the Kingdom is like the head of the household who brings some new things and some old things, both out of the storeroom.
Psalm 84:1 How lovely is Your temple, Your dwelling place on earth,
O Eternal One, Commander of heaven’s armies.
2 How I long to be there—my soul is spent,
wanting, waiting to walk in the courts of the Eternal.
My whole being sings joyfully
to the living God.
3 Just as the sparrow seeks her home,
and the swallow finds in her own nest
a place to lay her young,
I, too, seek Your altars, my King and my God,
Commander of heaven’s armies.
4 How blessed are those who make Your house their home,
who live with You;
they are constantly praising You.
Psalm 16:1 Protect me, God
, for the only safety I know is found in the moments I seek You.
2 I told You, Eternal One, “You are my Lord,
for the only good I know in this world is found in You alone.”
3 The beauty of faith-filled people encompasses me.
They are true, and my heart is thrilled beyond measure.
4 All the while the despair of many,
who abandoned Your goodness for the empty promises of false gods, increases day by day.
I refuse to pour out blood offerings,
to utter their names from my lips.
5 You, Eternal One, are my sustenance and my life-giving cup.
In that cup, You hold my future and my eternal riches.
6 My home is surrounded in beauty;
You have gifted me with abundance and a rich legacy.
7 I will bless the Eternal, whose wise teaching orchestrates my days
and centers my mind at night.
8 He is ever present with me;
at all times He goes before me.
I will not live in fear or abandon my calling
because He stands at my right hand.
9 This is a good life—my heart is glad, my soul is full of joy,
and my body is at rest.
Who could want for more?
10 You will not abandon me to experience death and the grave
or leave me to rot alone.
11 Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.
As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending,
and I know true joy and contentment.