{A Psalm of David.}
Jehovah, hear my prayer;
give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness.
And enter not into judgment with thy servant;
for in thy sight no man living shall be justified.
For the enemy persecuteth my soul: he hath crushed my life down to the earth;
he hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
And my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
my heart within me is desolate.
I remember the days of old: I meditate on all thy doing;
I muse on the work of thy hands.
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul, as a parched land, [thirsteth] after thee.
Answer me speedily, O Jehovah;
my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, or I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning, for in thee do I confide;
make me to know the way wherein I should walk, for unto thee do I lift up my soul.
Deliver me, O Jehovah, from mine enemies: unto thee do I flee for refuge.
Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God: let thy good Spirit lead me in a plain country.
Revive me, O Jehovah, for thy name's sake;
in thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble;
And in thy loving-kindness cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that oppress my soul: for I am thy servant.