1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; ♦︎
answer me in your righteousness.
2 Enter not into judgement with your servant, ♦︎
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
3 For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing my life to the ground, ♦︎
making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 My spirit faints within me; ♦︎
my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the time past; I muse upon all your deeds; ♦︎
I consider the works of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you; ♦︎
my soul gasps for you like a thirsty land.
7 O Lord, make haste to answer me; my spirit fails me; ♦︎
hide not your face from me
lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
8 Let me hear of your loving-kindness in the morning,
for in you I put my trust; ♦︎
show me the way I should walk in,
for I lift up my soul to you.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies, ♦︎
for I flee to you for refuge.
10 Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God; ♦︎
let your kindly spirit lead me on a level path.
11 Revive me, O Lord, for your names sake; ♦︎
for your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your faithfulness, slay my enemies,
and destroy all the adversaries of my soul, ♦︎
for truly I am your servant.
Praise the Lord, O my soul:
while I live will I praise the Lord; ♦︎
as long as I have any being,
I will sing praises to my God.
2 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in any human power, ♦︎
for there is no help in them.
3 When their breath goes forth, they return to the earth; ♦︎
on that day all their thoughts perish.
4 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help, ♦︎
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
5 Who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them; ♦︎
who keeps his promise for ever;
6 Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong ♦︎
and bread to those who hunger.
7 The Lord looses those that are bound; ♦︎
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
8 The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; ♦︎
the Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord watches over the stranger in the land;
he upholds the orphan and widow; ♦︎
but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, ♦︎
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.