Psalm 18

Diligam te, Domine
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength; the Lord is my stony rock, and my defence  *
my saviour, my God, and my might, in whom I will trust, my buckler, the horn also of my salvation, and my refuge.
I will call upon the Lord, which is worthy to be praised *
so shall I be safe from mine enemies.
The sorrows of death compassed me *
and the overflowings of ungodliness made me afraid.
The pains of hell came about me *
the snares of death overtook me.
In my trouble I will call upon the Lord *
and complain unto my God.
So shall he hear my voice out of his holy temple *
and my complaint shall come before him, it shall enter even into his ears.
The earth trembled and quaked *
the very foundations also of the hills shook, and were removed, because he was wroth.
There went a smoke out in his presence *
and a consuming fire out of his mouth, so that coals were kindled at it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down *
and it was dark under his feet.
He rode upon the cherubins, and did fly *
he came flying upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his secret place *
his pavilion round about him, with dark water and thick clouds to cover him.
At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed *
hail-stones, and coals of fire.
The Lord also thundered out of heaven, and the Highest gave his thunder *
hail-stones, and coals of fire.
He sent out his arrows, and scattered them *
he cast forth lightnings, and destroyed them.
The springs of water were seen, and the foundations of the round world were discovered, at thy chiding, O Lord *
at the blasting of the breath of thy displeasure.
He shall send down from on high to fetch me *
and shall take me out of many waters.
He shall deliver me from my strongest enemy, and from them which hate me *
for they are too mighty for me.
They prevented me in the day of my trouble *
but the Lord was my upholder.
He brought me forth also into a place of liberty *
he brought me forth, even because he had a favour unto me.
The Lord shall reward me after my righteous dealing *
according to the cleanness of my hands shall he recompense me.