I am but a blade of grass
And all my glory as the flower thereof.
I have been planted in Your word,
Nourished by Your love,
Pruned by Your correction.
Your grace is as clouds
That protect me from Your wrath
That burns as the noonday sun.
Your words are drops of rain
That establish my roots.
My flower blooms
In the light of Your righteousness
Shine on me that I may grow thereby.
My roots hold firm in the soil of truth.
The winds of adversity cannot move me.
You give unto me all things
That I may grow in season.
You protect my leaf from pests,
That their venom dost not corrupt me.
Weeds encompass me and seem to prosper
Though their root is shallow
And their hope in vain things.
Alas you pull back Your clouds
And reveal Your burning light.
All that is around me withers
Yet I am nourished ever more.
You cause my fruit to increase,
Free from pride lest it rot.
My wilted leaves are pruned,
All mine impurities plucked away,
That I may produce more for You.
In season You will receive the harvest,
And all that’s corrupted will be burned.
The pest eaten and the withered,
The fruitless and rotten,
They will all be burned.
Nourish me then that I may be useful,
For You, O God, hast planted the world.
Blessed art Thou, God of my creation,
And greatly art Thou to be praised.
Though I be alone, I am not,
For Thou art ever with me.
Though I be far, I am not,
For thou art near.
Who can separate me from Thy love?
And who can pull me from Thine hands?
Though my friends be few,
I will rejoice in Thy company.
Though my family be afar,
I shall find comfort in Thy word.
Though men may reproach me in their hearts,
Thou art ever faithful.
Though I may be poor,
Thy wisdom hath made me rich.
What can the world offer when Thou art my provider?
Turn not Thy face from me,
For thou art my delight.
I will declare Thy name before men,
For Thou, O Yahuah, the Holy God of Israel,
Art worthy to be praised.
May Thy name be declared throughout the earth.
And may every tongue confess Thy righteousness forever.
God, my rock and safe habitation,
Be my light in a world of shadows.
Help me to see thy path,
And to know of surety thy ways.
Give unto me a drink of living waters
That I may be filled and thirst never again.
For thou hast said they shall be filled,
All those who thirst for righteousness.
Feed me the hidden manna of thy word,
That my soul might not faint in battle.
Sustain me; be my support.
I trust not in riches but in you, my King.
Teach me, your child, how to rule my soul.
Let not shame overtake me,
For in thou, my Redeemer, have I trusted.
My mind is grieved and my heart sore vexed.
Mine affliction has made me weary,
Yet will I trust in You.
Strengthen me, O God, for I am weak.
Let, therefore, Your strength be perfected in me.
Make me to know the path of righteousness.
Though I see You not, I am always in Your sight.
Measure my ways, Thou Righteous Judge,
And add to me that which I lack.
Remove from me all vanities.
Look not upon me according to my transgression,
But deal with me according to Thy abundant mercies.
Number me not as one of the hypocrites,
But establish me in Your truth.
For I have sought Thee and called upon your name.
Draw neigh to me according to Thy word,
And deliver me from temptations.
In You, O God, do I trust; forsake me not utterly.