Thursday, September 15, 2016

Psalm 56


To the Chief Musician. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
   For my soul trusts in You;
   And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
   Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,
   To God who performs all things for me.
3 | He shall send from heaven and save me;
   He reproaches the one who would swallow me up.
   God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions;
   I lie among the sons of men
   Who are set on fire,  
   Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
   And their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
   Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
   My soul is bowed down;
   They have dug a pit before me;
   Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
   I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
   Awake, lute and harp!
   I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
   I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
     And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
     Let Your glory be above all the earth.

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