I run to you, God; I run for dear life. Don't let me down! Take me seriously this time!
Get down on my level and listen, and please - no procrastination! Your granite cave a hiding place, your high cliff aerie a place of safety.
You're my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb. Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide.
Free me from hidden traps; I want to hide in you.
I've put my life in your hands. You won't drop me, you'll never let me down.
I hate all this silly religion, but you, God, I trust.
I'm leaping and singing in the circle of your love; you saw my pain, you disarmed my tormentors,
You didn't leave me in their clutches but gave me room to breathe.
Be kind to me, God - I'm in deep, deep trouble again. I've cried my eyes out; I feel hollow inside.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)