Psalms - Chapter 57

1

For the director of music. [To the tune of] "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.


2

I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me.


3

He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; Selah God sends his love and his faithfulness.


4

I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.


5

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.


6

They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah


7

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.


8

Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.


9

I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.


10

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.


11

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.