Psalms 71

In thee, O LORD! do I put my trust! Let me never be put to shame! In thy goodness deliver and rescue me; Incline thine ear to me, and save me! Be thou the rock of my abode, where I may continually resort! Thou hast granted me deliverance; For thou art my rock and my fortress! Save me, O my God! from the hand of the wicked,-From the hand of the unjust and cruel! For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah! Thou hast been my trust from my youth! Upon thee have I leaned from my birth; From my earliest breath thou hast been my support; My song hath been continually of thee! I am a wonder to many, But thou art my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise; Yea, all the day long, with thy glory. Cast me not off in mine old age; Forsake me not, When my strength faileth! 10 For my enemies speak against me, And they who lay wait for my life consult together: 11 "God," say they, "hath forsaken him; Pursue and seize him; for he hath none to deliver him!" 12 O God! be not far from me! Come speedily to mine aid, O my God! 13 Let them perish with shame who are my enemies; Let them be covered with contempt and dishonor who seek my hurt! 14 But I will hope continually; I shall yet praise thee more and more. 15 My mouth shall speak of thy goodness,—Of thy sure protection all the day long; For thy mercies are more than I can number. 16 I will celebrate thy mighty deeds, O Lord Jehovah! I will make mention of thy goodness, of thine only! 17 O God! thou hast taught me from my youth, And thus far have I declared thy wondrous deeds; 18 And now, when I am old and gray-headed, O God! forsake me not, Until I make known thine arm to the next generation,-Thy mighty power to all that are to come! 19 For thy goodness, O God! reacheth to the heavens; Wonderful things doest thou! O God! who is like unto thee? 20 Thou hast suffered us to see great and grievous troubles; Thou wilt again give us life, And wilt bring us back from the depths of the earth! 21 Thou wilt increase my greatness; Thou wilt again comfort me! 22 Then will I praise thee with the psaltery; Even thy faithfulness, O my God! To thee will I sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel! 23 My lips shall rejoice, when I sing to thee; And my soul, which thou hast redeemed from death; 24 My tongue also shall continually speak of thy righteousness: For all who seek my hurt are brought to shame and confounded.
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