2 Nephi 4 Nephi’s Psalm Lehi dies - 2 Ne 4:12
The “Psalm of Nephi” What is a psalm? A psalm is a poetic writing of praise or awe. 2 Nephi 4:19-35 Find a phrase that resonates with your heart. My soul delighteth in … My heart sorroweth because … 2 Nephi 4:15–16 2 Nephi 4:17–18 2 Nephi 4
20 My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness 23 Behold, he hath heard my cry by day, and he hath given me knowledge by visions. 24 ..My voice have I sent up on high; and angels came down and ministered unto me. 28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul. 31 O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? Wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies? Wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of sin? 33 O Lord, wilt thou encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness! O Lord, wilt thou make a way for mine escape before mine enemies! 34 …I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man. 35 Yea, I know that God will give liberally to him that asketh. 2 Nephi 4
You are going to write a psalm of your own. Think of what you love most about God, Jesus, or the gospel and write a short psalm. Does your psalm have to rhyme or have a rhythm? No, but you should try your best to clothe your feelings in beautiful words and phrases. Rhyme and rhythm help it flow and sound beautiful. You can use Nephi’s psalm for ideas and inspiration. 2 Nephi 4
I Love the LordI love the Lord, in Him my soul delights.Upon His word, I ponder day and night.He’s heard my cry, brought visions to my sleep,And kept me safe o’er deserts and the deep.He’s filled my heart with His consuming love,And borne me high on wings of His great dove. Yet oft I groan, “O wretched man am I”My flesh is weak and I’m encompassed byA world of sin, which holds me in it’s thrall,If I give in and to temptations fall.Then strength grows slack, I waste in sorrow’s vale;My peace destroyed, my enemies prevail. Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin.Rejoice, my heart! And let me praise again,The Lord my God, who is my rock and stayTo keep me strict upon His straight, plain way.Oh let me shake at the first sight of sinAnd thus escape my foes without and in.
"O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities. "I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me" (2 Nephi 4:17–18). "The nearer man approaches perfection, the clearer are his views, and the greater his enjoyments, till he has overcome the evils of his life and lost every desire for sin; and like the ancients, arrives at that point of faith where he is wrapped in the power and glory of his Maker and is caught up to dwell with Him” (Joseph Smith, Teachings, pg 51). 2 Nephi 4
2 Nephi 4 Nephi’s Psalm