I am unimportant and despised, but I do not neglect your teachings.
Your righteousness will last forever, and your law is always true.
I am filled with trouble and anxiety, but your commandments bring me joy.
Your instructions are always just; give me understanding, and I shall live.
With all my heart I call to you; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your commands!
I call to you; save me, and I will keep your laws.
Before sunrise I call to you for help; I place my hope in your promise.
All night long I lie awake, to meditate on your instructions.
Because your love is constant, hear me, O Lord; show your mercy, and preserve my life!
My cruel persecutors are coming closer, people who never keep your law.
But you are near to me, Lord, and all your commands are permanent.