Lord, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me *
and consider my voice when I cry unto thee.
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense *
and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth *
and keep the door of my lips.
O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing *
let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.
Let the righteous rather smite me friendly *
and reprove me.
But let not their precious balms break my head *
yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.
Let their judges be overthrown in stony places *
that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.
Our bones lie scattered before the pit *
like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.
But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God *
in thee is my trust , O cast not out my soul.
Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me *
and from the traps of the wicked doers.
Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together *
and let me ever escape them.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire *
hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness’ sake.
And enter not into judgement with thy servant *
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground *
he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.
Therefore is my spirit vexed within me *
and my heart within me is desolate.
Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all thy works *
yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
I stretch forth my hands unto thee *
my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.
Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth faint *
hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the morning, for in thee is my trust *
shew thou me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies *
for I flee unto thee to hide me.
Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee, for thou art my God *
let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name’s sake *
and for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.