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.