To him that excelleth on Neginoth.

A Psalme of Dauid.
1
Heare me when I call, O God of my righteousnes: thou hast set me at libertie, when I was in distresse: haue mercie vpon me & hearken vnto my prayer.
2
O ye sonnes of men, howe long will yee turne my glory into shame, louing vanitie, and seeking lyes?
Selah.
3
For be ye sure that the Lorde hath chosen to himselfe a godly man: the Lorde will heare when I call vnto him.
4
Tremble, and sinne not: examine your owne heart vpon your bed, and be still.
Selah.
5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousnes, and trust in the Lorde.
6
Many say, Who will shewe vs any good?
but Lorde, lift vp the light of thy countenance vpon vs.
7
Thou hast giuen mee more ioye of heart, then they haue had, when their wheate and their wine did abound.
8
I will lay mee downe, and also sleepe in peace: for thou, Lord, onely makest me dwell in safetie.