to the Levites to use in worship,
to be accompanied by flutes.
God, listen to my prayer;
Have mercy on the sayer
Of this cry for redress.
On this morning, hear my voice.
I need your judgment and choice
In this unholy mess.
I know that you are just and good,
And when men don’t do as they should
They pay your coin.
I love your mercy and you grace,
And pray your Son shine on my face
When with you I join.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
Give ear to my words, O LORD,
consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O LORD, you
hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my
requests before you,
and wait in expectation.
You are not a God who takes
pleasure in evil;
with you the wicked cannot dwell.
The arrogant cannot stand in
You hate all who do wrong.
You destroy those who tell lies;
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men
The LORD abhors.
But I, by your great mercy
Will come into your house;
In reverence will I bow down
toward your holy temple.
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies—
make straight your way before me.
Not a word from their mouth
can be trusted;
their heart is full of destruction.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongue they speak deceit.
Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name
may rejoice in you.
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with
your favors as with a shield.