For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help. y
2 He brought me up from a desolate z pit,
out of the muddy clay, a
and set my feet on a rock,
making my steps secure. b
a hymn of praise to our God. c
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord. d
who has put his trust in the Lord
and has not turned to the proud
or to those who run after lies! e
Your wonderful works and Your plans for us;
none can compare with You.
If I were to report and speak of them,
they are more than can be told. f
You open my ears to listen. g
it is written about me in the volume of the scroll. i
8 I delight to do Your will, my God; j
see, I do not keep my mouth closed m—
as You know, Lord. n
I spoke about Your faithfulness and salvation;
I did not conceal Your constant love and truth
from the great assembly. o
Your constant love and truth will always guard me. p
my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my courage leaves me. q
hurry to help me, Lord. r
be disgraced and confounded.
Let those who wish me harm
be driven back and humiliated. s
be horrified because of their shame. t
let those who love Your salvation continually say,
“The Lord is great!” u
the Lord thinks of me.
You are my helper and my deliverer;
my God, do not delay. v
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