1In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. 2In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. 3Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel. 5For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. 6From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.