Judica me, Domine
Be my judge, O Lord, for I have walked innocently; *
my trust has been in the Lord; therefore I shall not fall.
Test me, O Lord, and prove me; *
examine my heart and my mind.
For your loving-kindness is ever before my eyes, *
and I will walk in your truth.
I have not dwelt with evildoers, *
neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.
I have hated the company of the wicked, *
and will not sit among the ungodly.
I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, *
and so will I go to your altar,
That I may lift up the voice of thanksgiving *
and tell of all your wondrous works.
Lord, I have loved the habitation of your house *
and the place where your honor dwells.
O take not away my soul with the sinners, *
nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
Whose hands are full of wickedness, *
and their right hand full of bribes.
But as for me, I will walk innocently; *
O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.
My foot stands firm; *
I will praise the Lord in the congregations.
Ad te, Domine
Unto you will I cry, O Lord my rock; do not be deaf to my prayer; *
lest, if you do not answer, I become like those who go down into the pit.
Hear the voice of my humble petitions when I cry unto you, *
when I hold up my hands toward the sanctuary of your holy temple.
O cast me not away, neither destroy me with the ungodly and evildoers, *
who speak as friends to their neighbors, but imagine evil in their hearts.
Reward them according to their deeds *
and according to the wickedness of their own inventions.
Recompense them according to the work of their hands; *
pay them what they have deserved.
For they regard not in their mind the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands; *
therefore he shall break them down and not build them up.
Praised be the Lord, *
for he has heard the voice of my humble petitions.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in him, and I am helped; *
therefore my heart dances for joy, and in my song will I praise him.
The Lord is my strength, *
and he is the sure defense of his Anointed.
O save your people, and give your blessing to your inheritance; *
feed them, and lift them up for ever.