Jehovah-M’gaddishcem – Lord my Sanctifier
I am Jehovah who makes you holy. Exodus 31:13b (TLB)
Song of Praise to the Lord my Sanctifier
The heavens were made by the Word of the Lord. All the stars were made by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as in a bag. He places the waters in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the people of the world honor Him. For He spoke, and it was done. He spoke with strong words, and it stood strong. The Lord brings the plans of nations to nothing. He wrecks the plans of the people but the plans of the Lord stand forever. The plans of His heart stand through the future of all people.
Happy am I for He has chosen me for His own. My tongue will tell about how right and good God is, and about His praise all day long. My soul will be happy and full of joy because He did not give up on me.
But, My sin speaks loudly. Within my heart, I still hold fast to sin. I lose fear of my God. In my own eyes, I make much of myself. I hate the sin in my life. My words are false. I lie to myself. I have stopped being wise and doing good. My plans are for wrongdoing and my path is not good.
Why do I get such pleasure in my sin? Why do I not hate what is bad?
I put my head down in sorrow; You have seen it, O Lord. Do not keep quiet. O Lord, do not be far from me. Come and help me. Fight for me, my God and my Lord. Say what is right or wrong with me, O Lord my God, because You are right and good. Put in me a desire to tell about how right and good You are, and a longing to praise You all day long. All that I am, may it be a reflection of Your holiness.
O Lord, Your loving kindness goes to the heavens. You are as faithful as the sky is high. You are as right and good as mountains are big. When You judge, You are as fair as a sea is deep. My life came from You. In Your light I see light. Keep on giving Your loving kindness to me. Do not give up on me. Do not let the foot of pride come near me. Let Your presence be upon me as a reflection of Your holiness.
I will sing for joy and praise Your holy name with a new song. You are faithful and good to me. My tongue will tell about how right and good You are and about Your praise all day long. My soul will be happy and full of joy because You did not give up on me. Let Your presence stay with me.