New International Version
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.
King James Bible
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
Darby Bible Translation
In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the God of my life.
World English Bible
Yahweh will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.
Young's Literal Translation
By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song is with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord will command - Every day the Lord will give an especial commission to his loving-kindness to visit me. During the night I shall sing of his mercy and goodness; and alternately mingle my singing with prayer for a continuance of his mercy, and for power to make the best use of these visitations.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryJuly 16. "As the Hart Panteth after the Waterbrooks, So Panteth My Soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. Xlii. 1).
"As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. xlii. 1). First in order to a consecrated life there must be a sense of need, the need of purity, of power, and of a greater nearness to the Lord. There often comes in Christian life a second conviction. It is not now a sense of guilt and God's wrath so much as of the power and evil of inward sin, and the unsatisfactoriness of the life the soul is living. It usually comes from the deeper revelation of God's truth, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Be not Far from Me, O My Strength,
Dialogue ii. --The Unconfounded.
But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
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