Jehovah-Ganan – The Lord Our Defense—a Safe Place
Come quickly, Lord! For God-like people are here no more. The faithful can no longer be seen. So many lies are spoken. Their lips speak with sweet-sounding words that are not true.
I will run for dear life straight into Your arms. You are my only defense. You haven’t moved and are always the same. Your holy address hasn’t changed. As always, Your eyes take everything in, unblinking, examining inside and out, not missing a thing. You test the good and the bad alike; if anyone cheats, You are outraged. Fail Your test and a person is out, out in a hail of firestones, drinking from a canteen filled with hot desert wind.
Your business is putting things right; You love setting us straight. Once we’re standing tall, we can look You straight in the eye. O Lord, You will keep us. You will keep us safe forever from the people of this day.
I choose to put my trust in Your loving kindness. My heart will be full of joy because You will save me. I will sing to You because You have been good to me. In You, I am safe.
Oh, Lord, Your throne is in heaven. Your eyes see as You test everyone. You test and prove those who are right and good and those who are sinful and Your soul hates the one who loves to hurt others.
For You, Oh Lord, love what is right and good. Those who are right with You will see Your face and hear Your Words that are pure, like silver. O Lord, our Defender, keep us in Your loving care.
Keep us safe forever from the people of this day. Amen