O Lord, Do Not Delay
To the choirmaster. Of David, #Ps. 38, title; [1 Chr. 16:4]for the memorial offering.
1 # For ver. 1-5, see Ps. 40:13-17 Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
O Lord, make haste to help me!
2Let them be put to shame and confusion
who seek my life!
Let them be turned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
3Let them turn back because of their shame
who say, “Aha, Aha!”
4May all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
5But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!