Psalm 19 – A Song of David

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,

which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.

They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.

By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can discern his errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.

Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Ya Haqq!

Note:  This is my favorite Psalm for its simple beauty and universal truths.

6 Responses to Psalm 19 – A Song of David

  1. Junaid says:

    Assalaam u Alaikum

    Such is the beauty of Hazrat David AS’s hamd. No wonder the sky the earth and all creation in between use to get Mast by hearing his Recitation. It is beautiful beyond words because it is not merely words….it has Spirit.

    Thanks a lot Irving bhai for posting the above. Remember me in your prayers.

    Ya Haqq
    (May Allah Enlighten our Hearts with Nur-e-Haqq)

  2. David says:

    I have not heard the Psalm for many years. Thank you for once again filling me with its poetry.

  3. Inge Susanti says:

    alhamdulilah.. thanks a lot for reminding to the meaningful & beautiful Song..
    It’s enlighten our hearts

    In my country David is called (Nabi) Dawud.

    Salaam Brother,

  4. yasmine says:

    this was so beautiful, brother Irving! thank you for sharing this Psalm. so many lines i loved here (ex. ‘In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun’ – love the imagery of that)

    but my favorite:

    May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    ameen to that, and may it be so for all of us.

  5. Ismail Radpour says:

    Simple beauty and universal truths is the most proper words in describing it. The real beauty is simple, not simple beauty is not real. And the pslam’s matters is universal, because those are in relation with the Truth which is universal, rather It creates universality.

    Ya Haqq!

  6. tailorofthegoodgarment says:

    Salaam Brother Irving,

    Thanks for reminding us of this!

    The Tailor

    PS — I’ve added your excellent blog to my blogroll.

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