I waited patiently for the LORD;

He inclined to me and heard my cry.

He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the miry bog,clay

and set my feet upon a rock, 

     making my steps secure.

He put a new song in my mouth,

     a song of praise to our God.

(Praise You God!)

Many will see ad fear,

and put their trust in the LORD.

Blessed is the man who makes

    the LORD his trust,

who does not turn to the proud,

   to those who go astray after a lie!

You have multiplied, O LORD my God,

Your wondrous deeds and Your thoughts toward

        us;

      none can compare to You!

I will proclaim and tell of the them,

    yet they are more than can be told.

In sacrifice and offering You have not delighted,

 but You have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering

  You have not required.

Then I said, “Behold, I have come;

in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

I delight to do Your will, O my God;

   Your law is within my heart.

I have told the glad news of deliverance

   in the great congregation; C-Doug-Sleep - Edited

behold, I have not restrained my lips,

   as You know, O LORD.

I have not hidden Your deliverance within my heart;

     I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;

I have not concealed Your steadfast love and Your

        faithfulness

    from the great congregation.

As for You, O LORD, You will not restrain

 Your mercy from me; (praise You LORD!)

Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness will

     ever preserve me!

For evils have encompassed me

     beyond number;

my iniquities have overtake me;

   and I cannot see;

they are more than the hairs on my head;

   my heart fails me.

Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me!

     O LORD, make haste to help me!

Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether

     who seek to snatch away my life;

let those be turned back and brought to dishonor

      who delight in my hurt!

Let those be appalled because of their shame

     who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

But may all who seek You

     rejoice and be glad in You;

may those who love Your salvation

     say continually, “Great is the LORD!” 

As for me, I am poor and needy,

but the LORD takes thought for me,

You are my help and my deliverer;

    do not delay, O my God!

poorandneedy-marydeandraws

 

To the Choirmaster, A Psalm of David
Typography and parenthetical praises added

 

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