Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

1 aIn You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;

Let me never be ashamed.

2 aIn Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;

bIncline Your ear to me and save me.

3 aBe to me a rock of bhabitation to which I may continually come;

You have given ccommandment to save me,

For You are dmy 1rock and my fortress.

4 aRescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,

Out of the 1grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

5 For You are my ahope;

O Lord 1God, You are my bconfidence from my youth.

6 1By You I have been asustained from my birth;

You are He who btook me from my mother’s womb;

My cpraise is continually 2of You.

7 I have become a amarvel to many,

For You are bmy strong refuge.

8 My amouth is filled with Your praise

And with bYour glory all day long.

9 Do not cast me off in the atime of old age;

Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

10 For my enemies have spoken 1against me;

And those who awatch for my 2life bhave consulted together,

11 Saying, “aGod has forsaken him;

Pursue and seize him, for there is bno one to deliver.”

12 O God, ado not be far from me;

O my God, bhasten to my help!

13 Let those who are adversaries of my soul be aashamed and consumed;

Let them be bcovered with reproach and dishonor, who cseek 1to injure me.

14 But as for me, I will ahope continually,

And will 1bpraise You yet more and more.

15 My amouth shall tell of Your righteousness

And of bYour salvation all day long;

For I cdo not know the 1sum of them.

16 I will come awith the mighty deeds of the Lord 1God;

I will bmake mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

17 O God, You ahave taught me from my youth,

And I still bdeclare Your wondrous deeds.

18 And even when I am aold and gray, O God, do not forsake me,

Until I bdeclare Your 1strength to this generation,

Your power to all who are to come.

19 1For Your arighteousness, O God, reaches to the 2heavens,

You who have bdone great things;

O God, cwho is like You?

20 You who have ashown 1me many troubles and distresses

Will brevive 1me again,

And will bring 1me up again cfrom the depths of the earth.

21 May You increase my agreatness

And turn to bcomfort me.

22 I will also praise You with 1aa harp,

Even Your 2truth, O my God;

To You I will sing praises with the blyre,

O cHoly One of Israel.

23 My lips will ashout for joy when I sing praises to You;

And my bsoul, which You have redeemed.

24 My atongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;

For they are bashamed, for they are humiliated who seek 1my hurt.


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