1In you, Adonai, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
2In your righteousness, rescue me;
and help me to escape.
Turn your ear toward me,
and deliver me.
3Be for me a sheltering rock,
where I can always come.
You have determined to save me,
because you are my bedrock and stronghold.
4My God, help me escape from the power of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless.
5For you are my hope, Adonai Elohim,
in whom I have trusted since I was young.
6From birth I have relied on you;
it was you who took me from my mother’s womb.
7To many, I am an amazing example;
but you are strong protection for me.
8My mouth is full of praise for you,
filled with your glory all day long.
9Don’t reject me when I grow old;
when my strength fails, don’t abandon me.
10For my enemies are talking about me,
those seeking my life are plotting together.
11They say, “God has abandoned him;
go after him, and seize him,
because no one will save him.”
12God, don’t distance yourself from me!
My God, hurry to help me!
13May those who are opposed to me
be put to shame and ruin;
may those who seek to harm me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14But I, I will always hope
and keep adding to your praise.
15All day long my mouth will tell
of your righteous deeds and acts of salvation,
though their number is past my knowing.
16I will come in the power of Adonai Elohim
and recall your righteousness, yours alone.
17God, you have taught me since I was young,
and I still proclaim your wonderful works.
18So now that I’m old, and my hair is gray,
don’t abandon me, God, till I have proclaimed
your strength to the next generation,
your power to all who will come,
19your righteousness too, God,
which reaches to the heights.
God, you have done great things;
who is there like you?
20You have made me see much trouble and hardship,
but you will revive me again
and bring me up from the depths of the earth.
21You will increase my honor;
turn and comfort me.
22As for me, I will praise you with a lyre
for your faithfulness, my God.
I will sing praises to you with a lute,
Holy One of Isra’el.
23My lips will shout for joy;
I will sing your praise, because you have redeemed me.
24All day long my tongue
will speak of your righteousness.
For those who are seeking to harm me
will be put to shame and disgraced.