1 O let my supplicating cry
by you, my gracious LORD, be heard.
Give wisdom and deliver me
according to your faithful word.
2 Instructed in your holy law,
to praise your word I lift my voice.
Come, LORD, and be my present help,
for your commandments are my choice.
3 For your salvation I have longed,
my joy is in your law, O LORD.
Now, let me live, your praise to sing;
sustain me by your holy word.
4 Your servant, like a wandering sheep,
has lost the path and gone astray.
Restore my soul and lead me home,
for your commands I would obey.
This song emphasizes the action of the Christian and the church to call on God to renew our hearts through the word. These requests are based on the truths taught in Belgic Confession, Article 24: True faith is “produced in us by the hearing of God’s Word and by the work of the Holy Spirit, (and) regenerates us and makes us new creatures, causing us to live a new life and freeing us from the slavery of sin.”