1 Lord, the king rejoices because of your strength; he is so happy when you save him! 2 You gave the king what he wanted and did not refuse what he asked for. Selah 3 You put good things before him and placed a gold crown on his head. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, so his years go on and on. 5 He has great glory because you gave him victories; you gave him honor and praise. 6 You always gave him blessings; you made him glad because you were with him. 7 The king truly trusts the Lord. Because God Most High always loves him, he will not be overwhelmed. 8 Your hand is against all your enemies; those who hate you will feel your power. 9 When you appear, you will burn them as in a furnace. In your anger you will swallow them up, and fire will burn them up. 10 You will destroy their families from the earth; their children will not live. 11 They made evil plans against you, but their traps won't work. 12 You will make them turn their backs when you aim your arrows at them. 13 Be supreme, Lord, in your power. We sing and praise your greatness. For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of Dawn." A psalm of David.
1 My God, my God, why have you rejected me? You seem far from saving me, far from the words of my groaning. 2 My God, I call to you during the day, but you do not answer. I call at night; I am not silent. 3 You sit as the Holy One. The praises of Israel are your throne. 4 Our ancestors trusted you; they trusted, and you saved them. 5 They called to you for help and were rescued. They trusted you and were not disappointed. 6 But I am like a worm instead of a man. People make fun of me and hate me. 7 Those who look at me laugh. They stick out their tongues and shake their heads. 8 They say, "Turn to the Lord for help. Maybe he will save you. If he likes you, maybe he will rescue you." 9 You had my mother give birth to me. You made me trust you while I was just a baby. 10 I have leaned on you since the day I was born; you have been my God since my mother gave me birth. 11 So don't be far away from me. Now trouble is near, and there is no one to help. 12 People have surrounded me like angry bulls. Like the strong bulls of Bashan, they are on every side. 13 Like hungry, roaring lions they open their mouths at me. 14 My strength is gone, like water poured out onto the ground, and my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it has melted inside me. 15 My strength has dried up like a clay pot, and my tongue sticks to the top of my mouth. You laid me in the dust of death. 16 Evil people have surrounded me; like dogs they have trapped me. They have bitten my arms and legs. 17 I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me. 18 They divided my clothes among them, and they threw lots for my clothing. 19 But, Lord, don't be far away. You are my strength; hurry to help me. 20 Save me from the sword; save my life from the dogs. 21 Rescue me from the lion's mouth; save me from the horns of the bulls. 22 Then I will tell my fellow Israelites about you; I will praise you in the public meeting. 23 Praise the Lord, all you who respect him. All you descendants of Jacob, honor him; fear him, all you Israelites. 24 He does not ignore those in trouble. He doesn't hide from them but listens when they call out to him. 25 Lord, I praise you in the great meeting of your people; these worshipers will see me do what I promised. 26 Poor people will eat until they are full; those who look to the Lord will praise him. May your hearts live forever! 27 People everywhere will remember and will turn to the Lord. All the families of the nations will worship him 28 because the Lord is King, and he rules the nations. 29 All the powerful people on earth will eat and worship. Everyone will bow down to him, all who will one day die. 30 The people in the future will serve him; they will always be told about the Lord. 31 They will tell that he does what is right. People who are not yet born will hear what God has done. A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. 2 He lets me rest in green pastures. He leads me to calm water. 3 He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. 4 Even if I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are with me. Your rod and your walking stickn comfort me 5 You prepare a meal for me in front of my enemies. You pour oil on my head; you fill my cup to overflowing. 6 Surely your goodness and love will be with me all my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. A psalm of David.
1 The earth belongs to the Lord, and everything in it -- the world and all its people. 2 He built it on the waters and set it on the rivers. 3 Who may go up on the mountain of the Lord? 4 Only those with clean hands and pure hearts, who have not worshiped idols, who have not made promises in the name of a false god. 5 They will receive a blessing from the Lord; the God who saves them will declare them right. 6 They try to follow God; they look to the God of Jacob for help. Selah 7 Gates, open all the way. Open wide, aged doors so the glorious King will come in. 8 Who is this glorious King? The Lord, strong and mighty. The Lord, the powerful warrior. 9 Gates, open all the way. Open wide, aged doors so the glorious King will come in. 10 Who is this glorious King? he is the glorious King. Selah Of David.
1 Lord, I give myself to you; 2 my God, I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; do not let my enemies laugh at me. 3 No one who trusts you will be disgraced, but those who sin without excuse will be disgraced. 4 Lord, tell me your ways. Show me how to live. 5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me, my God, my Savior. I trust you all day long. 6 Lord, remember your mercy and love that you have shown since long ago. 7 Do not remember the sins and wrong things I did when I was young. But remember to love me always because you are good, Lord. 8 The Lord is good and right; he points sinners to the right way. 9 He shows those who are humble how to do right, and he teaches them his ways. 10 All the Lord's ways are loving and true for those who follow the demands of his agreement. 11 For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my many sins. 12 Are there those who respect the Lord? He will point them to the best way. 13 They will enjoy a good life, and their children will inherit the land. 14 The Lord tells his secrets to those who respect him; he tells them about his agreement. 15 My eyes are always looking to the Lord for help. He will keep me from any traps. 16 Turn to me and have mercy on me, because I am lonely and hurting. 17 My troubles have grown larger; free me from my problems. 18 Look at my suffering and troubles, and take away all my sins. 19 Look at how many enemies I have! See how much they hate me! 20 Protect me and save me. I trust you, so do not let me be disgraced. 21 My hope is in you, so may goodness and honesty guard me. 22 God, save Israel from all their troubles! Of David.