1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulnessanswer me, and in thy righteousness.2
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified .
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my lifedown to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been longdead .
Therefore is my spiritoverwhelmed within me; my heartwithin me is desolate .
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.6
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirstyland.Selah.7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spiritfaileth : hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.