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To the director: To the tune “Don’t Destroy.” A miktam of David written when he escaped from Saul and went into the cave.
1God, be merciful to me.
Be kind because my soul trusts in you.
I have come to you for protection,
while the trouble passes.
2I pray to God Most High for help,
and he takes care of me completely!
3From heaven he helps me and saves me.
He will punish the one who attacks me. Selah
God will remain loyal to me
and send his love to protect me.
4My life is in danger.
My enemies are all around me.
They are like man-eating lions,
with teeth like spears or arrows
and tongues like sharp swords.
5God, rise above the heavens!
Let all the world see your glory.
6My enemies set a trap for my feet
to bring me down.
They dug a deep pit to catch me,
but they fell into it. Selah
7God, I am ready, heart and soul,
to sing songs of praise.
8Wake up, my soul!
Harps and lyres, wake up,
and let’s wake the dawn!
9My Lord, I will praise you before all people.
I will sing praises about you to every nation.
10Your faithful love is higher
than the highest clouds in the sky!
11Rise above the heavens, God.
Let all the world see your glory.
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