For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.
1My faithful God,
answer me when I call out to you.
Give me rest from my trouble.
Show me your favor. Hear my prayer.
2How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love what will certainly fail you?
How long will you pray to statues of gods?
3Remember that the Lord has set his faithful people apart for himself.
The Lord will hear me when I call out to him.
4When you are angry, do not sin.
When you are in bed,
look deep down inside you and be silent.
5Offer sacrifices to the Lord in the right way.
Trust in him.
6Many are asking, "Who can show us anything good?"
Lord, let us see your face smiling on us with favor.
7You have filled my heart with great joy.
It is greater than the joy of people who have lots of grain and fresh wine.
8I will lie down and sleep in peace.
Lord, you alone keep me safe.