19. Psalm 22- Hind of the morning

My God, my God, why Have You seemingly Forsaken me? Why Are You so far from helping me, from the lament of my groaning? O my God, I wait by day, but You have not answered and by night, but find no rest. He’s Testing and Refining Davids’ faith Yet You Are Holy, Enthroned on the praises of Israel. In You our fathers trusted. Yea they trusted and You Did Deliver them. You they asked of and were saved, in You they trusted and were not disappointed. But I am as if a worm and no man, scorned by men and despised by the people. Some who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me, they wag their heads saying: “He committed his cause to YHWH, Let Him Deliver him, Let Him Rescue him, for He Delights in him!” Yet You Are He Who Took me from the womb, You Did Keep me Safe upon my mothers’ breasts. Upon You I was cast from my birth and since my mother bore me You Have Been my God. Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none other to help. Many bulls encompass me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me, they open wide their mouths at me, like ravening and roaring lions. I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint, my heart is like wax melted within my breast, my strength is dried up like potsherd and my tongue cleaves to my jaws. You Do seem to Lay me in the dust of death. Yea, wolves are round about me, a company of evildoers encircle me, they seek to pierce my hands and feet, I can count all my bones while they stare and gloat over me, they wish to divide my garments among them, yea for my raiment they cast lots. But You, O Lord, are not far off! O You my Help, Hasten To my aid! Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the stalking wolves! Save me from the mouth of the lion, my afflicted soul from the horns of the bulls! Then I will tell of Your Name to my brethren, in the midst of the congregation I will praise You: “You who fear YHWH, praise Him! All you sons of Jacob, glorify Him and stand in awe of Him, yea all you sons of Israel! For He Has Despised and Abhorred the affliction of the afflicted and He has not hid His Face, but Has Heard when they cried to Him. So for Him comes my praise in the great congregation, my vows I will pay before those who fear Him. The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied, those who seek Him shall praise YHWH! May your souls live Forever! All the ends of the Earth shall remember and turn to YHWH and all the families of the nations shall worship before Him. For Dominion Belongs To YHWH and He Rules Over the nations. Yea, to Him shall all the proud of the Earth bow down, before Him shall bow all who go down to the dust, all who cannot keep themselves alive. Posterity shall serve Him, men shall tell of YHWH to coming generations and proclaim His Deliverance to peoples yet unborn, that He Has Wrought It.”