1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications for the sake of thy truth; answer me for the sake of thy righteousness. 2 And enter not into judgment with thy slave; for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4 Therefore my spirit has become overwhelmed within me; my heart within me has become desolate.
5 I remembered the days of old; I meditated on all thy works; I mused on the work of thy hands. 6 I stretched forth my hands unto thee; my soul thirsted after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD; my spirit fails; hide not thy face from me lest I be like those that go down into the grave. 8 Cause me to hear thy mercy in the morning, for in thee do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto thee. 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I flee unto thee. 10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God. Let thy good Spirit lead me into the land of uprightness.