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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.
2 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.
3 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly : out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
4 For thou, O Lord God, art the thing that I long for : thou art my hope, even from my youth.
5 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.
6 I am become as it were a monster unto many : but my sure trust is in thee.
7 O let my mouth be filled with thy praise : that I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day long.
8 Cast me not away in the time of age : forsake me not when my strength faileth me.
9 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.
10 Go not far from me, O God : my God, haste thee to help me.
11 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.
12 As for me, I will patiently abide alway : and will praise thee more and more.
13 My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousness and salvation : for I know no end thereof.
14 I will go forth in the strength of the Lord God : and will make mention of thy righteousness only.
15 Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth up until now : therefore will I tell of thy wondrous works.
16 Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am gray-headed : until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come.
17 Thy righteousness, O God, is very high : and great things are they that thou hast done; O God, who is like unto thee?
18 O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me, and yet didst thou turn and refresh me : yea, and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again.
19 Thou hast brought me to great honour : and comforted me on every side.
20 Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing upon an instrument of musick : unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
21 My lips will be fain when I sing unto thee : and so will my soul whom thou hast delivered.
22 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long : for they are confounded and brought unto shame that seek to do me evil.