I seek refuge in You, O LORD;
may I never be disappointed.
As You are beneficent, save me and rescue me;
incline Your ear to me and deliver me.
Be a sheltering rock for me to which I may always repair;
decree my deliverance,
for You are my rock and my fortress.
My God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and the lawless.
For You are my hope,
O Lord GOD,
my trust from my youth.
While yet unborn, I depended on You;
in the womb of my mother, You were my support;aMeaning of Heb. uncertain.
I sing Your praises always.
I have become an example for many,
since You are my mighty refuge.
My mouth is full of praise to You,
glorifying You all day long.
Do not cast me off in old age;
when my strength fails, do not forsake me!
For my enemies talk against me;
those who wait for me are of one mind,
saying, “God has forsaken him;
chase him and catch him,
for no one will save him!”
O God, be not far from me;
my God, hasten to my aid!
Let my accusers perish in frustration;
let those who seek my ruin be clothed in reproach and disgrace!
As for me, I will hope always,
and add to the many praises of You.
My mouth tells of Your beneficence,
of Your deliverance all day long,
though I know not how to tell it.
I come with praise of Your mighty acts, O Lord GOD;
I celebrate Your beneficence, Yours alone.
You have let me experience it, God, from my youth;
until now I have proclaimed Your wondrous deeds,
and even in hoary old age do not forsake me, God,
until I proclaim Your strength to the next generation,
Your mighty acts, to all who are to come,
Your beneficence, high as the heavens, O God,
You who have done great things;
O God, who is Your peer!
You who have made me undergo many troubles and misfortunes
will revive me again,
and raise me up from the depths of the earth.
You will grant me much greatness,
You will turn and comfort me.
Then I will acclaim You to the music of the lyre
for Your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing a hymn to You with a harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall be jubilant, as I sing a hymn to You,
my whole being, which You have redeemed.
All day long my tongue shall recite Your beneficent acts,
how those who sought my ruin were frustrated and disgraced.