Psalm 71

In te, Domine, speravi
In you, O Lord, have I put my trust; *
let me never be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; *
incline your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock and my refuge, where I may always return; *
you have promised to help me, for you are my stronghold and my fortress.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, *
out of the hand of the unrighteous and the cruel.
For you, O Lord God, are the one I long for; *
you are my hope, even from my youth.
Through you have I been upheld ever since I was born; *
you took me out of my mother’s womb; my praise shall be always of you.
I have become a portent to many; *
but you are my refuge and my strength.
O let my mouth be filled with your praise *
that I may sing of your glory all the day long.
Cast me not away in the time of old age; *
forsake me not when my strength fails me.
For my enemies speak against me, and those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together. *
They say, “God has forsaken him; pursue him and take him, for there is none to deliver him.”
Go not far from me, O God; *
my God, make haste to help me.