1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in thee. Yea, in the shadow of thy wings I will take refuge until calamities be passed by. 2 I will cry to God Most High, to God who performs for me. 3 He will send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him who would swallow me up. Selah. God will send forth his loving kindness and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions. I lay among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, thy glory above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me. They are fallen into the midst of it themselves. Selah.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing, yea, I will sing praises. 8 Awake up, my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp. I myself will awake right early. 9 I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, among the peoples. I will sing praises to thee among the nations. 10 For thy loving kindness is great to the heavens, and thy truth to the skies. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens, thy glory above all the earth.