The Golden Secret
A precious song, engraved in gold,[a] by David
16 Keep me safe, O mighty God.
I run to you, my safe place.
2 I said to Yahweh,
“You are my Maker and my Master.
Any good thing you find in me has come from you.”
3 And he said to me, “My holy lovers
in the land are my glorious ones,
who fulfill all my desires.”
4 Yet there are those who yield to their weakness,[b]
and they will have troubles unending.
I never gather with such ones,[c]
nor give them honor in any way.
5 Yahweh, you alone are my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
You hold my destiny and its timing in your hands.
6 Your pleasant path[d] leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
that come with following you!
7 The way you counsel me makes me praise you more,
for your whispers in the night give me wisdom,
showing me what to do next.
8 Because I set[e] you, Yahweh, always close to me,
my confidence will never be weakened,[f]
for I experience your wraparound presence every moment.[g]
9 My heart and soul explode with joy—full of glory!
Even my body will rest confident and secure.
10 For you will not abandon me to the realm of death,
nor will you allow your Faithful One to experience corruption.[h]
11 Because of you, I know the path of life,
as I taste the fullness of joy in your presence.
At your right side[i] I experience divine pleasures forevermore!