New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Take control of what I say, O Lord,
and guard my lips.
4 Don’t let me drift toward evil
or take part in acts of wickedness.
Don’t let me share in the delicacies
of those who do wrong.
At its slow incessant pace
Though I try to give it no place
My mind tries its hardest
To shut out its persistent voice
Yet no matter how hard I resist
It seems to have no choice
Its message is relentless
Its method most inhumane
If I have to listen
It will drive me quite insane
And whether from a faucet
Or a nearby television set
The ever constant ridicule
Still fills me with regret
And it’s not just there but everywhere
A thousand voices filled with spite
From the radio to social media
They continue day and night
Perhaps one day I’ll just pull the plug
And go completely off the grid
Out there among the birds and bees
God’s voice cannot be hid
©2018 by William Pierce
Guard our hearts and minds against the voices of the darkness. They cry out all day and night to lead us astray. Cover us in Your mighty wings and hold us tight in Your embrace.