I rise before dawn1 and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night,2 that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice3 in accordance with your love;4 preserve my life,5 O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes6 are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near,7 O LORD, and all your commands are true.8152
Long ago I learned from your statutes9 that you established them to last forever.10
Look upon my suffering11 and deliver me,12 for I have not forgotten13 your law.
Defend my cause14 and redeem me;15 preserve my life16 according to your promise.17155
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out18 your decrees.
Your compassion is great,19 O LORD; preserve my life20 according to your laws.21157
Many are the foes who persecute me,22 but I have not turned23 from your statutes.