1 In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
incline your ear to me and save me.
a strong fortress,a to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
it was you who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.
but you are my strong refuge.
and with your glory all day long.
do not forsake me when my strength is spent.
and those who watch for my life consult together.
whom God has forsaken,
for there is no one to deliver.”
O my God, make haste to help me!
let those who seek to hurt me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.
and will praise you yet more and more.
of your deeds of salvation all day long,
though their number is past my knowledge.
I will praise your righteousness, yours alone.
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might
to all the generations to come.b
reach the high heavens.
You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth
you will bring me up again.
and comfort me once again.
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have rescued.
for those who tried to do me harm
have been put to shame, and disgraced.
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