Psalms 57

Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth

To the choirmaster: according to a  Do Not Destroy. A b  Miktam
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David, when he fled from Saul, in d  the cave.

1 e  Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
for in you my soul f  takes refuge;
in g  the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
h  till the storms of destruction pass by.
2I cry out to God Most High,
to God who i  fulfills his purpose for me.
3 j  He will send from heaven and save me;
he will put to shame k  him who tramples on me.  Selah
l  God will send out m  his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
4 My soul is in the midst of n  lions;
I lie down amid fiery beasts—
the children of man, whose o  teeth are spears and arrows,
whose p  tongues are sharp swords.
5 q  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
6 They set r  a net for my steps;
my soul was s  bowed down.
They t  dug a pit in my way,
but they have fallen into it themselves.  Selah
7 u  My heart is v  steadfast, O God,
my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make melody!
8 w  Awake x  my glory!
Or  my whole being

Awake z  O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
9I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
10For your aa  steadfast love is great to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
11 ab  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
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