143 A Psalm of David.
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
for no one living is righteous before you.
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
my heart within me is appalled.
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
I have fled to you for refuge.
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your servant.