A psalm of David: ADONAI, hear my prayer; listen to my pleas for mercy. In your faithfulness, answer me, and in your righteousness.
Don't bring your servant to trial, since in your sight no one alive would be considered righteous.
For an enemy is pursuing me; he has crushed my life into the ground and left me to live in darkness, like those who have been long dead.
My spirit faints within me; my heart is appalled within me.
I remember the days of old, reflecting on all your deeds, thinking about the work of your hands.
I spread out my hands to you, I long for you like a thirsty land. (Selah)