“Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD—
Your salvation according to Your word.”
Notice that this stanza in Psalm 119 (verses 41-48) begins with a request. It begins with a cry for the mercies (or steadfast love) of Yahweh.
And the psalmist seems to know that he does not deserve such love, nor can he attain it by his own volition. “Let Your mercies come to me,” he cries. In other words, this steadfast love can only be given by the One who offers it. The psalmist cannot produce it himself; it must be received as a gift. READ MORE