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 will go forth in the strength of the Lord God, *
and will make mention of your righteousness, yours alone.
You, O God, have taught me from my youth, *
even to this day I am telling of your wondrous works.
Forsake me not, O God, in my old age, when I am gray-headed, *
until I have proclaimed your strength to this generation, and your power to all those who are yet to come.