Yehoshua Shim'onai

(Sept.12,1993 / Angono, Rizal)

A Repentant's Lament


Hear my cry, O Great I AM,
hear my heart wailing
after You;
I need Your mercy and
kindness upon my soul
and Your understanding
and forgiveness for
my spirit,
For I am weary all day long
and I am weakening
this whole night;
My flesh is eaten away
and my bones, they fail!

For in my heart I kept
evil things
and I have sinned in
my deepest thoughts;
For my eyes desired to see
uncleanliness
and my flesh panted
for unholiness,
Though You are righteous
and hating sin,
though You are grieved
by evil
and with unrighteousness
You are disgusted.

And with Your judgement,
You have chastised me;
with Your anger upon me
I am punished,
So that a spirit oppresses
me
and darkness inflicts
sickness on me
That I may be injured and
crippled,
as a sheep's leg is
fractured.

Have You hidden Your face
from me, O God?
Have You turned Your ear
from me?
Have You left me alone,
afflicted,
and deserted me,
being injured?

But You are my Shepherd,
Dear Lord,
and Your eye is upon me;
I am crippled as a sheep
for You do not want me
to stray.

So unto you, O Great I AM,
I confess my sins;
unto You, O God,
I admit my guilt,
For sin stumbles me
and guilt breaks
my heart!

Truly, O God, You are holy
and You oppose sin;
You hate evil, O Lord,
for You are righteous;
But have mercy on my soul,
O Great I AM,
and show Your
loving-kindness;
Forgive me, my Righteousness,
from my iniquities
and heal me, my Healer,
from my sickness!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Repentant's Lament by Yehoshua Shim'onai )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Hoping For The Best, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. 'what color is it? ' they thought, after.., Mandolyn ...
  3. mary the narcoleptic shepherd, joni frog
  4. First Encounter - khairy Jamaluddin, john tiong chunghoo
  5. Laugh And Chuckle, Harold R Hunt Sr
  6. In success, hasmukh amathalal
  7. You are not allowed, gajanan mishra
  8. Liaison, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Coming To Light, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Sally With Arachnophobia ..... [SPIDERS.., Bri Edwards

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]