“the lines have fallen in pleasant places”
I had to look it up since my internal library did not carry the reference.
Psalm 16:6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
And the full Psalm is more beautiful than any painting could be!!!
The Message Bible
Keep me safe, O God,
I’ve run for dear life to you.
I say to God, “Be my Lord!”
Without you, nothing makes sense.
And these God-chosen lives all around—
what splendid friends they make!
Don’t just go shopping for a god.
Gods are not for sale.
I swear I’ll never treat god-names
My choice is you, God, first and only.
And now I find I’m your choice!
You set me up with a house and yard.
And then you made me your heir!
The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake
is confirmed by my sleeping heart.
Day and night I’ll stick with God;
I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go.
I’m happy from the inside out,
and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed.
You canceled my ticket to hell—
that’s not my destination!
Now you’ve got my feet on the life path,
all radiant from the shining of your face.
Ever since you took my hand,
I’m on the right way.
The Passion Translation
Keep me safe, O mighty God,
I run for dear life to you, my Safe Place.
So I say to the Lord God,
You are my Maker, my Mediator, and my Master.
You don’t need my “goodness,”
For I have none apart from you.
And he said to me, “My holy lovers are wonderful,
My majestic ones, my glorious ones,
Fulfilling all my desires.
Yet, there are those who yield to their weakness,
And they will have troubles and sorrows unending.
I never gather with such ones,
Nor give them honor in any way.”
Lord, I have chosen you alone as my inheritance.
You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.
Your pleasant path leads me to pleasant places.
I’m overwhelmed by the privileges
That come with following you,
For you have given me the best!
The way you counsel and correct me
Makes me praise you more;
For your whispers in the night give me wisdom,
Showing me what to do next.
Because you are close to me and always available,
My confidence will never be shaken,
For I experience your wrap-around presence every moment.
My heart and soul explode with joy – full of glory!
Even my body will rest confident and secure.
For you will not abandon me to the realm of death
Nor will you allow your Holy One to experience corruption.
For you bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life,
The path to the bliss
That brings me face-to-face with you.