To the Overcomer upon: The silent dove in a distant land, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
1¶ Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; he oppresses me fighting me daily.
2My enemies would daily swallow me up, for they are many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3When I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5Every day my life is filled with sorrow; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps when they wait for my soul.
7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the peoples, O God.
8¶ Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy book?
9When I cry unto thee, then shall my enemies be turned back; in this I know that God is for me.
10In God I will praise his word; in the Lord I will praise his word.
11In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid of what man can do unto me.
12Thy promises are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto thee.
13For thou hast delivered my life from death; thou hast kept my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.