Show Me the Goodness
The following is a Psalm 86 paraphrase
1 Listen Up and Help Me! I’m hurting
2. I’m your Daughter—through adoption. I’m trusting you
3. Pleeeaase. Be gracious to me
4 Make me happy—You said you’re the Lifter of My Soul
5 I’m trying to remember here:
You are good, forgiving and long to everyone who calls you
6 Listen to me. Would you Listen to me!
7 I’m in real trouble. You gotta help me
8 You’re the only one with the track record
9 Everyone knows it. Eventually they’ll all line up to tell you
Even countries will pay their respects
10 You’ve been there, done it
You’re still there. You’re still doing it. You’ve got an exclusive
11 Tell me again what to do. Okay, I’m doing it. Remind me that you love me
Yes, I love you too. You know I respect you
12 Of course I’m thankful—for everything. I’ll always be proud of you.
13 Yeah, you’ve been good to me. You’ve been there for me,
Even during the tough times
14 But god, they’re out to get me!
They don’t care about you—at all
15 You’re so cool
In fact, you’re Awesome
16 Now, it’s my turn for your attention on this matter
Here’s what I need: your grace and your strength. You gotta save me!
17 Show me the goodness. Everyone’s got to be able to t see it
Thanks for helping me, I feel better.
Here’s the Original Words of King David
1. Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy
2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 Have Mercy on me O Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul
5 You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you
6 Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy
7 In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours
9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord;
They will bring glory to your name.
10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you along are God. Teach me your ways,
11 O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name
12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
14 The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seek my life 14
Men without regard for you.
15 But you, O LORD, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger,
Abounding in love and faithfulness.
16 Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.
17 Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.