Idahoan Psalter: Psalm 32
The Idahoan shares his paraphrase of the third-second psalm.
Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is washed away by the blood of the Lamb!
Blessed is the man in whose spirit is no mischief,
The man whom the Lord will not condemn!
Heavy was the hand of the Lord upon my soul,
Because of mine unrepentant sin.
My spirit parched in anguish as though steeped in vitriol,
While day and night beneath His gaze I languished in chagrin,
Until before Almighty God I made my confession,
And God all merciful forgave my sin and transgression!
Even so do all the godly unto God swiftly repair,
Forgiveness and refuge to find in His care,
For there cometh a day when God’s judgement shall fall,
And like a flood all the earth over-run,
And it shall be too late on His Name then to call,
Once the effluence of His wrath has begun!
But the Lord preserves me whate’er may betide,
When in the courts of His love I do hide,
Where anthems of deliverance upon every side
Ascend before His throne!
The Lord will teach thee how to walk
In the path He’s laid for thee,
And His watchful eye shall guide thy course,
Whithersoever thou may be,
Wherefore be thou not as the horse,
Which cannot understand his course,
And must be bridled, reined, and turned,
Ever by the rider’s hand,
But learn thou to comprehend God’s plan!
Sorrows of the wicked shall be ever multiplied,
But mercy shall surround all those who in the Lord abide,
So all ye whom the Lord accounts as righteous now rejoice,
Be glad in heart and to the Lord lift up a thankful voice!