O how abundant is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee, and wrought for those who take refuge in thee, in the sight of the sons of men!
In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.
Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was beset as in a besieged city.
I had said in my alarm, "I am driven far from thy sight." But thou didst hear my supplications, when I cried to thee for help.
Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but abundantly requites him who acts haughtily.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
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