Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors.

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, ^when he fled from Saul in the cave.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,

For my soul atakes refuge in You;

And in the bshadow of Your wings I will take refuge

Until destruction cpasses by.

2 I will cry to God Most High,

To God who aaccomplishes all things for me.

3 He will asend from heaven and save me;

He reproaches him who 1btramples upon me.


God will send forth His clovingkindness and His 3truth.

4 My soul is among alions;

I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,

Even the sons of men, whose bteeth are spears and arrows

And their ctongue a sharp sword.

5 aBe exalted above the heavens, O God;

Let Your glory be above all the earth.

6 They have 1prepared a anet for my steps;

My soul is bbowed down;

They cdug a pit before me;

They themselves have dfallen into the midst of it.


7 aMy bheart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;

I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!

8 Awake, amy glory!

Awake, bharp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn.

9 aI will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;

I will sing praises to You among the 1nations.

10 For Your alovingkindness is great to the heavens

And Your 1truth to the clouds.

11 aBe exalted above the heavens, O God;

Let Your glory be above all the earth.


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