Lift your voice and praise the Lord.
He is worthy of all honour, glory and power.
Who can match his unmeasurable worth?
If all the earth were to fade away, You would remain.
You rely on nothing to survive; You are self-sustaining, all encompassing.
Draw near to me God.
Though I am stained with sin and marked with iniquity, have mercy on me.
Pour Your love on me and forgive my sins.
Open my eyes to see you more clearly; guide me on the way that honours Your name.
Teach me and I will learn the secrets of Your heart.
I long to know you God; as a father; as a friend
Your righteous, right hand is mighty beyond all compare, with it You crumple the mountains of Hades
And crush the strongholds of the enemy.
And yet it is my comfort and my support.
Comfort me once again God.
How wonderful are Your words O Lord,
They are strength to the weary
They uplift the grieving and restore the broken
Your statutes fill me with joy
I will bring praises to Your temple
The power of the Lord is beyond comprehension
His Name is a refuge for the righteous
He gathers His loved ones under His wings
He holds them close, no evil shall befall them
Who can enter into the temple of the Lord?
Who dare gaze upon the face of the Lord?
Will the strong warrior in his prideful might?
Will the mighty king in his royal robes?
No, only he that puts his trust in the Lord
How I long and thirst for You my God.
You are like water to my soul; like a spring Your life bursts forth
Renew my life Lord so that I may follow your ways; strengthen my weary arms
And lift up my head
Draw near to me God.
You bring life to my bones; You make my heart to sing
Let me leap for joy like the springbok; fill my soul with laughter like the hyena
I cry out for You God; do not ignore my call
You are faithful beyond description
I will wait for You God
I will praise the God who leads me
He guides me through the maze
Blessed is the one whose footsteps are ordered by Him
Not one will be misplaced
He makes a way in the wilderness
Through dry lands He guides us
His paths always lead to everlasting water
Our thirst is quenched at His well
The righteous path is watched by the Lord
His eyes are always on those who love Him
He will not let them trip
Their feet will never stumble
O my soul put your hope in the Lord
He who led you in the past has not left Your side
He will guide you to shores everlasting
All praise, honour, glory belongs to Him
Faithful is He to a thousand generations
Image of Hiking to Snezka: Marsh Path by Roman Boed, CC-BY-2.0