Salvum me fac
Save me, O God *
for the waters are come in, even unto my soul.
I stick fast in the deep mire, where no ground is *
I am come into deep waters, so that the floods run over me.
I am weary of crying; my throat is dry *
my sight faileth me for waiting so long upon my God.
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head *
they that are mine enemies, and would destroy me guiltless, are mighty.
I paid them the things that I never took *
God, thou knowest my simpleness, and my faults are not hid from thee.
Let not them that trust in thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my cause *
let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O Lord God of Israel.
And why? for thy sake have I suffered reproof *
shame hath covered my face.
I am become a stranger unto my brethren *
even an alien unto my mother’s children.
For the zeal of thine house hath even eaten me *
and the rebukes of them that rebuked thee are fallen upon me.
I wept, and chastened myself with fasting *
and that was turned to my reproof.
I put on sackcloth also *
and they jested upon me.
They that sit in the gate speak against me *
and the drunkards make songs upon me.
But, Lord, I make my prayer unto thee *
in an acceptable time.
Hear me, O God, in the multitude of thy mercy *
even in the truth of thy salvation.
Take me out of the mire, that I sink not *
O let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Let not the water-flood drown me, neither let the deep swallow me up *
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord, for thy loving-kindness is comfortable *
turn thee unto me according to the multitude of thy mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant, for I am in trouble *
O haste thee, and hear me.