1 JEHOVAH, I for safety do
betake myself to thee:
o let me not at any time
put to confusion be.
2 Me rescue in thy righteousness,
let me deliverance have:
to me do thou incline thine ear,
also do thou me save.
3 Be thou my dwelling Rock, whereto
I always may resort:
thou gav’st commandment me to save,
for thou my Rock and Fort.
4 Out of the hand of the wicked
my God, deliver me,
out of the hand of the unjust,
leaven’d with cruelty.
5 For thou o God, Jehovah art
and thou art he whom from my youth
my trust is set upon:
6 Thou hast upheld me from the womb,
thou art he that tookst me
out of my mothers belly; still
my praise shall be of thee.
7 To many I a wonder am
but thou my refuge strong.
8 Let my mouth fill’d be with thy praise,
and honour all day long.
9 Within the time of elder age
o cast me not away,
and do not thou abandon me
when my strength doth decay.
10 Because they that be enemies
to me, against me spake,
and they that for my soul lay-wait,
counsel together take.
11 Saying, God hath forgotten him:
do ye him now pursue,
and apprehend him, for there is
not one him to rescue.
12 Depart not far from me, o God,
my God hast to help me.
13 The adversaries of my soul,
let them ashamed be:
Let them consumed be, let them
be also covered,
both with reproach and dishonour,
that for my hurt waited.
14 But I with patience will wait
on thee continually,
and I will add yet more and more
to all the praise of thee.
15 My mouth it shall thy righteousness,
and thy salvation show
from day to day, for of the same
no number do I know.
16 In the strong might of God the Lord
go on a long will I:
I’ll mention make of thy justice,
yea ev’n of thine only.
17 From my youth up o mighty God,
thou hast instructed me:
and hitherto I have declar’d
the wonders wrought by thee.
18 And now unto mine elder age,
and hoary head, o God,
do not forsake me: till I have
thy power shown abroad,
Unto this generation,
and unto every one
that shall hereafter be to come,
thy strong dominion.
19 Thy righteousness o God, it doth
reach up on high also,
great are the things which thou hast done;
Lord who’s like thee unto?
20 Thou who hast caused me to see
afflictions great and sore,
shalt me revive, and me again
from depths of earth restore.
21 Thou shalt my greatness multiply
and comfort me always.
22 Also with tuned Psaltery
I will shew forth thy praise,
O thou my God, I will sing forth
to thee mine Harp upon,
thy verity and faithfulness,
o Israel’s Holy-one.
23 My lips with shouting shall rejoice
when I shall sing to thee:
my soul also, which freely thou
hast brought to liberty.
24 Likewise my tongue shall utter forth
thy justice all day long:
for they confounded are, and brought
to shame, that seek my wrong.