A Cry for Help
A Davidic psalm.
1Lord, hear my prayer.
In Your faithfulness listen to my plea,
and in Your righteousness answer me. #Ps 71:2|NoBook| 140:6
2Do not bring Your servant into judgment, #Jb 14:3
for no one alive is righteous in Your sight. #Jb 15:14Ps 130:3Rm 3:23
3For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing me to the ground,
making me live in darkness
like those long dead. #Ps 88:3-6Lm 3:6
4My spirit is weak within me;
my heart is overcome with dismay. #Ps 77:3|NoBook| 142:3
5I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all You have done;
I reflect on the work of Your hands. #Ps 77:5
6I spread out my hands to You;
I am like parched land before You. #Jb 11:13Ps 42:2|NoBook| 63:1Selah
7Answer me quickly, Lord;
my spirit fails. #Ps 69:17|NoBook| 102:2
Don’t hide Your face from me,
or I will be like those
going down to the Pit. #Ps 28:1|NoBook| 88:4
8Let me experience
Your faithful love in the morning,
for I trust in You. #Ps 90:14
Reveal to me the way I should go
because I long for You. #Ps 25:1
9Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
I come to You for protection. # One Hb ms, LXX; some Hb mss read I cover myself to You #Ps 31:15|NoBook| 59:1|NoBook| 142:6
10Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God. #Ps 25:4-5|NoBook| 31:14|NoBook| 63:1|NoBook| 86:2|NoBook| 119:12
May Your gracious Spirit
lead me on level ground. #Ps 23:3
11Because of Your name, Yahweh,
let me live.
In Your righteousness deliver me from trouble, #Ps 25:11|NoBook| 71:20
12and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies.
Wipe out all those who attack me,
for I am Your servant. #Ps 54:5|NoBook| 116:16
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