Psalms 57

For the leader of the music. To be sung to the tune of "Do not destroy." A psalm of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

Have pity upon me, O God! have pity upon me, For in thee doth my soul seek refuge! Yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take shelter, Until these calamities be overpast! I call upon God the Most High, Upon God, who performeth all things for me; He will send from heaven, and save me; He will put to shame him that panteth for my life; [Pause.] God will send forth his mercy and his truth. My life is in the midst of lions; I dwell among them that breathe out fire; Among men whose teeth are spears and arrows, And whose tongue is a sharp sword. Exalt thyself, O God! above the heavens, And thy glory above all the earth! They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have digged a pit before me, But into it they have themselves fallen. My heart is strengthened, O God! my heart is strengthened! I will sing, and give thanks. Awake, my soul! awake, psaltery and harp! I will wake with the early dawn. I will praise thee, O Lord! among the nations; I will sing to thee among the kingdoms! 10 For thy mercy reacheth to the heavens, And thy truth to the clouds! 11 Exalt thyself, O God! above the heavens, And thy glory above all the earth!
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