Psalm 71

In te, Domine, speravi
In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion  *
but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness, incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Be thou my strong hold, whereunto I may alway resort *
thou hast promised to help me, for thou art my house of defence and my castle.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly *
out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for *
thou art my hope, even from my youth.
Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born *
thou art he that took me out of my mother’s womb; my praise shall be always of thee.
I am become as it were a monster unto many *
but my sure trust is in thee.
O let my mouth be filled with thy praise *
that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of age *
forsake me not when my strength faileth me.
For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul take their counsel together, saying *
God hath forsaken him; persecute him, and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
Go not far from me, O God *
my God, haste thee to help me.
Let them be confounded and perish that are against my soul *
let them be covered with shame and dishonour that seek to do me evil.