Psalms 57

For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me, for in Thee hath my soul taken refuge; yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge, until calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God Most high; unto God that accomplisheth it for me. He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth; Selah ; God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame; even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps, my soul is bowed down; they have digged a pit before me, they are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah

My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises. Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn. 10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations. 11 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies. 12 Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.

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