Praise for God’s Protection
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When he fled before Saul into the cave.#1Sm 22:1; 24:1–3
1Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in you.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings
until danger passes.#Ru 2:12; Ps 17:8; 91:1,4
2I call to God Most High,
to God who fulfills his purpose for me.#57:2 Or who avenges me#Ps 138:8
3He reaches down from heaven and saves me,
challenging the one who tramples me.#Ps 56:1–2Selah
God sends his faithful love and truth.#Ps 25:10; 40:11
4I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down among devouring lions —
people whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.#Ps 58:6; 64:3; Pr 30:14
5God, be exalted above the heavens;
let your glory be over the whole earth.#Ps 108:5; 113:4
6They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!#Ps 9:15; 35:8; Pr 28:10Selah
7My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
I will sing; I will sing praises.#Ps 59:17; 112:7
8Wake up, my soul!
Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn.#Jdg 5:12; Ps 33:2; 81:2
9I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.#2Sm 22:50; Ps 9:11; 18:49
10For your faithful love is as high as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches the clouds.#Ps 36:5; 103:11; Lm 3:22–23
11God, be exalted above the heavens;#Ps 113:4
let your glory be over the whole earth.#Ps 108:1–5