1 Hear my crying, O God, ♦︎
and listen to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart; ♦︎
O set me on the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you are my refuge, ♦︎
a strong tower against the enemy.
4 Let me dwell in your tent for ever ♦︎
and take refuge under the cover of your wings.
5 For you, O God, will hear my vows; ♦︎
you will grant the request of those who fear your name.
6 You will add length of days to the life of the king, ♦︎
that his years may endure throughout all generations.
7 May he sit enthroned before God for ever; ♦︎
may steadfast love and truth watch over him.
8 So will I always sing praise to your name, ♦︎
and day by day fulfil my vows.
1 On God alone my soul in stillness waits; ♦︎
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, ♦︎
my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.
3 How long will all of you assail me to destroy me, ♦︎
as you would a tottering wall or a leaning fence?
4 They plot only to thrust me down from my place of honour;
lies are their chief delight; ♦︎
they bless with their mouth, but in their heart they curse.
5 Wait on God alone in stillness, O my soul; ♦︎
for in him is my hope.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, ♦︎
my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.
7 In God is my strength and my glory; ♦︎
God is my strong rock; in him is my refuge.
8 Put your trust in him always, my people; ♦︎
pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge.
9 The peoples are but a breath,
the whole human race a deceit; ♦︎
on the scales they are altogether lighter than air.
10 Put no trust in oppression; in robbery take no empty pride; ♦︎
though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.
11 God spoke once, and twice have I heard the same, ♦︎
that power belongs to God.
12 Steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord, ♦︎
for you repay everyone according to their deeds.
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; ♦︎
preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, ♦︎
from the gathering of evildoers.
3 They sharpen their tongue like a sword ♦︎
and aim their bitter words like arrows,
4 That they may shoot at the blameless from hiding places; ♦︎
suddenly they shoot, and are not seen.
5 They hold fast to their evil course; ♦︎
they talk of laying snares, saying, Who will see us?
6 They search out wickedness and lay a cunning trap, ♦︎
for deep are the inward thoughts of the heart.
7 But God will shoot at them with his swift arrow, ♦︎
and suddenly they shall be wounded.
8 Their own tongues shall make them fall, ♦︎
and all who see them shall wag their heads in scorn.
9 All peoples shall fear and tell what God has done, ♦︎
and they will ponder all his works.
10 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord
and put their trust in him, ♦︎
and all that are true of heart shall exult.