A Prayer of David.
1
Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2
Preserve my soul;
for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;
and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8
Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord;
neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
and shall glorify thy name.
10
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11
Teach me thy way, O LORD;
I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul;
and have not set thee before them.
15
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17
Shew me a token for good;
that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.