1 God is truly good
To Israel, to the pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had nearly slipped,
And my steps had almost tripped.
3 For I coveted arrogant and wicked men.
Saw their peace, 4 they have no pain in death, their bodies fat, 5 without
The cares others have. Never struck like other men;
6 Pride around their necks, clothed in violence, 7 fatness from
Their eyes swelling. Hearts flow over with folly;
8 Still they mock, speaking loftily, speaking evil and
Oppression. 9 Set their mouth against heaven,
Strut their tongue upon the earth, 10 but people turn and see no wrong
11 And they say, "How can God know?"
And, "Is there knowledge in the Most High?"
12 Behold, these wicked always live at ease;
They make their riches increase.
13 All in vain I have kept my heart clean,
Washed my hands in innocence, 14 because all the day long
I am struck; every morning I’m rebuked.
15 If I said that this is how I’ll speak see then I’d betray
Your children, of a generation.
16 And I thought, "How can I understand?", but I was overwhelmed.
17 Until I went to God’s holy place,
And then I understood how they will end.
18 You surely set them in a place to slip;
You make them fall to ruin.
19 How desolate they become in a moment!
They will end, swept away by terrors. 20 Like awakening
From a dream is the LORD in arousing;
You despise them as just a shadow. 21 But when my heart
Was bitter, when my soul was cut apart,
22 Such a fool, knowing nothing, I was like a beast to you.
23 But I am constantly with you; you are holding my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel, then
You take me to glory; 25 whom have I in heav’n?
I want none on earth but you; 26 though my heart and flesh may fail,
But God is the Rock of my heart; he’s my portion evermore.
27 For see those far from you will die, all untrue; you will end them.
28 But as for me, God’s nearness is my good.
In the LORD God I take refuge,
That I may tell all your works.
1a Oh God is truly good!
from The Good Life,
released June 9, 2017
Translation: Derek Moore
Music: Emily Moore
Recorded & produced by Vince DiCarlo