<> Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications; in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteousness.
And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground. He hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy works; I muse on the work of Thy hands.
I stretch forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a thirsty land. Selah