A psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
Don't bring your servant to trial! Compared to you, no one is perfect.
My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground. He forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.
I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.
I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works. I think about what you have done.
I reach out for you. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude