I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.
In your faithful love, O LORD, hear my cry; in your justice, save my life.
Those lawless people are coming near to attack me; they live far from your law.
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
I have known from my earliest days that your decrees never change.
Look down upon my sorrows and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your law.
Argue my case; take my side! Protect my life as you promised.
The wicked are far from salvation, for they do not bother with your principles.
LORD, how great is your mercy; in your justice, give me back my life.
Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your decrees.
I hate these traitors because they care nothing for your word.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)