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(For the music leader. To the tune “Don't Destroy”.#Psalm 57 Don't Destroy: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. A special psalm by David when he was in the cave while running from Saul.)#1 Sam 22.11 Sam 24.3
Praise and trust in times of trouble
1God Most High, have pity on me!
Have mercy. I run to you
for safety.
In the shadow of your wings,
I seek protection
till danger dies down.
2I pray to you, my protector.
3You will send help from heaven
and save me,
but you will bring trouble
on my attackers.
You are faithful,
and you can be trusted.
4I live among lions,
who gobble up people!
They have spears and arrows
instead of teeth,
and they have sharp swords
instead of tongues.
5May you, my God, be honoured
above the heavens;
may your glory be seen
everywhere on earth.
6Enemies set traps for my feet
and struck me down.
They dug a pit in my path,
but fell in it themselves.
7I am faithful to you,
and you can trust me.
I will sing and play music
for you, my God.
8I feel wide awake!
I will wake up my harp
and wake up the sun.
9I will praise you, Lord,
for everyone to hear,
and I will sing hymns to you
in every nation.
10Your love reaches higher
than the heavens;
your loyalty extends
beyond the clouds.
11May you, my God, be honoured
above the heavens;
may your glory be seen
everywhere on earth.
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