Psalms 142

You Are My Refuge

A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David, when he was in b  the cave. A Prayer.

1 With my voice I c  cry out to the  Lord;
with my voice I d  plead for mercy to the  Lord.
2I e  pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
3 When my spirit f  faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have g  hidden a trap for me.
4 h  Look to the i  right and see:
j  there is none who takes notice of me;
k  no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.
5 I cry to you, O  Lord;
I say, “You are my l  refuge,
my m  portion in n  the land of the living.”
6 o  Attend to my cry,
for p  I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
q  for they are too strong for me!
7 r  Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will s  deal bountifully with me.
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