Psalm 57

For the music leader. Do not destroy. A miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave.

1 Have mercy on me, God; have mercy on me because I have taken refuge in you. I take refuge in the shadow of your wings until destruction passes by.
2 I call out to God Most High— to God, who comes through for me.
3 He sends orders from heaven and saves me, rebukes the one who tramples me. Selah God sends his loyal love and faithfulness.
4 My life is in the middle of a pack of lions. I lie down among those who devour humans. Their teeth are spears and arrows; their tongues are sharpened swords.
5 Exalt yourself, God, higher than heaven! Let your glory be over all the earth!
6 They laid a net for my feet to bring me down; they dug a pit for me, but they fell into it instead! Selah
7 My heart is unwavering, God— my heart is unwavering. I will sing and make music.
8 Wake up, my glory! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake the dawn itself!
9 I will give thanks to you, my Lord, among all the peoples; I will make music to you among the nations
10 because your faithful love is as high as heaven; your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
11 Exalt yourself, God, higher than heaven! Let your glory be over all the earth!