1 I waited patientlyc for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.d
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,e
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new songj in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lordk
and put their trustl in him.
4 Blessed is the onem
who trusts in the Lord,n
who does not look to the proud,o
are the wondersq you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can comparer with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too manys to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—t
your law is within my heart.”z
I do not seal my lips, Lord,
as you know.c
I speak of your faithfulnessd and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.e
11 Do not withhold your mercyf from me, Lord;
12 For troublesj without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.k
They are more than the hairs of my head,l
and my heart failsm within me.
come quickly, Lord, to help me.n
14 May all who want to take my lifeo
be put to shame and confusion;p
may all who desire my ruinq
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”r
be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek yous
rejoice and be gladt in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”u
17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;v
may the Lord thinkw of me.
you are my God, do not delay.z
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