Praise for God’s Protection
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” # Possibly a tune A Davidic Miktam. 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. # 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 with those who devour men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their 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! # Lit glory
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