1 {To the chanter, a Psalm of David} I waited patiently for the LORD, and he inclined unto me, and heard my calling. 2 He brought me out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay; he set my feet upon the rock, and ordered my goings. 3 He hath put a new song in my mouth, even a thanksgiving unto our God. Many men seeing this, shall fear the LORD, and put their trust in him.
4 Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the LORD, and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies. 5 O LORD my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts, which are to us-ward; and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee. If I should declare them, and speak of them, they should be more than I am able to express.
6 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not, but mine ears hast thou opened. Burnt-offerings and sacrifice for sin hast thou not required. 7 Then said I, "Lo, I come. In the beginning of the book it is written of me, 8 that I should fulfill thy will, O my God. I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart."
9 I will preach of thy righteousness in the great congregation: Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O LORD, and that thou knowest. 10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; my talk hath been of thy truth, and of thy salvation.
11 Withdraw not thou thy mercy from me, O LORD, but let thy loving-kindness and thy truth always preserve me. 12 For innumerable troubles are come about me; my sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up. Yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me. 13 O LORD, let it be thy pleasure to deliver me; make haste, O LORD, to help me.
14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together, that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward, and put to rebuke, that wish me evil. 15 Let them be desolate, and rewarded with shame, that say unto me, "There! There!"
16 But let all those that seek thee, be joyful and glad in thee; and let such as love thy salvation, say always, "The LORD be praised!" 17 As for me, I am poor, and in misery, but the LORD careth for me. Thou art my helper and redeemer; make no long tarrying, O my God.