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{To the chief Musician.
'Destroy not.' Of David.
Michtam;
when he fled from Saul in the cave.}
Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me;
for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take refuge, until the calamities be overpast.
2
I will call unto God, the Most High;
unto God that performeth [all] for me.
3
He will send from the heavens and save me;
he hath covered with reproach him that would swallow me up.
Selah.
God hath sent forth his loving-kindness and his truth.
4
My soul is in the midst of lions;
I lie down [among] them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
let thy glory be above all the earth!
6
They have prepared a net for my steps;
my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me;
they are fallen into the midst thereof.
Selah.
7
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms.
8
Awake, my glory;
awake, lute and harp: I will wake the dawn.
9
I will give thee thanks among the peoples, O Lord;
of thee will I sing psalms among the nations:
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For thy loving-kindness is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
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Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
let thy glory be above all the earth!