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¶ BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me;
for my soul trusts in thee;
yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge until these calamities be overpast.
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I will cry to God most High, to God my Saviour.
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For he has sent from heaven and delivered me;
he has put mine enemies to shame.
God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
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He has delivered my life from the vicious as I slept in fear, and from the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongues sharp swords.
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Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let thy glory be above all the earth.
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They have prepared a net for my feet;
they have digged a pit for my soul, into the midst of which they themselves have fallen.
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¶ My heart is made ready, O God, my heart is ready;
I will sing and give praise in my glory.
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Awake, my harp;
awake, psaltery and harp;
I myself will awake early.
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I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people;
I will sing unto thy name among the nations.
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For thy mercy is exalted to the sky and thy faithfulness to the heavens.
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Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let thy glory be above all the earth.