1 Hear my prayer,
O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer
me, and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight
shall no man living be justified.
3 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.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within
me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I
muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after
thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy
face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in
thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit
is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness'
sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them
that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.