The book of Psalms
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David
Confidence in God
||I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
||He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
||And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
||Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
||Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
|| Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
|| Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
|| I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
||I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.
||I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
||Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
||For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
||Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me.
||Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
||Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
||Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.
||But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
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