David trusts in the Lord and rejoices in His mercy—Speaking as the Messiah he says, Into Thine hand I commit my spirit—He counsels, O love the Lord, all ye His Saints, for the Lord preserves the faithful.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy aname’s sake lead me, and guide me.
5 Into thine hand I commit my aspirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my abelly.
10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without afled from me.
13 For I have heard the aslander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
14 But I atrusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.
15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16 Make thy face to ashine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.
17 Let me not be aashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
19 Oh how great is thy agoodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22 For I said in my ahaste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.