Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord; all the good things I have come from you."
How excellent are the Lord's faithful people! My greatest pleasure is to be with them.
Those who rush to other gods bring many troubles on themselves. a I will not take part in their sacrifices; I will not worship their gods.
You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.
How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!
I praise the Lord, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me.
I am always aware of the Lord's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me.
And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure,
because you protect me from the power of death. 1 I have served you faithfully, and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.
You will show me the path that leads to life; 2 your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.