1Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul 2takes refuge; in 3the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, 4till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry out to God Most High, to God who 5fulfills his purpose for me.
6He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame 7him who tramples on me. Selah 8God will send out 9his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
My soul is in the midst of 10lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts-- the children of man, whose 11teeth are spears and arrows, whose 12tongues are sharp swords.
13Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
They set 14a net for my steps; my soul was 15bowed down. They 16dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah
17My heart is 18steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!
19Awake, 20my glory! Awake, 21O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.
For your 22steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
23Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!