A psalm of David.
In your faithfulness listen to my plea,
and in your righteousness answer me.h
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,i
for no one alive is righteous in your sight.j
crushing me to the ground,
making me live in darkness
like those long dead.k
my heart is overcome with dismay.l
I meditate on all you have done;
I reflect on the work of your hands.m
I am like parched land before you.n
my spirit fails.o
Don’t hide your face from me,
or I will be like those
going down to the Pit.p
your faithful love in the morning,
for I trust in you.q
Reveal to me the way I should go
because I appeal to you.r
for you are my God.t
May your gracious Spirit
lead me on level ground.u
let me live.
In your righteousness deliver me from trouble,v
Wipe out all those who attack me,
for I am your servant.w
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