¶ Of DavidUnto thee, (O LORD) I lift up my soul. My God, I trust in thee: Oh let me not be confounded, lest mine enemies triumph over me. For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed: but such as be scornful dispisers without a cause, they shall be put to confusion. Shew me thy ways, O LORD, and teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and learn me, for thou art the God of my health, and in thee is my hope all the day long. Call to remembrance, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses, which have been ever of old. Oh remember not the sins and offenses of my youth, but according unto thy mercy think upon me, O LORD, for thy goodness.
¶ O how friendly and righteous is the LORD, therefore will he teach sinners in the way. He leadeth the simple a right, and such as be meek them learneth he his ways. All the ways of the LORD are mercy and faithfulness, unto such as keep his testament and covenant. For thy name's sake, O LORD, be merciful unto my sin, for it is great. Whatsoever he be that feareth the LORD, he shall shew him the way that he hath chosen. His soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall possess the land. The secret of the LORD is among them that fear him, and he sheweth them his covenant.
¶ Mine eyes are ever looking unto the LORD, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn thee unto me and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery. The sorrows of my heart, are great, O bring me out of my troubles. Look upon mine adversity and misery, and forgive me all my sins. Consider how mine enemies are many, and bear a malicious hate against me. O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be confounded, for I have put my trust in thee. Let innocency and righteous dealing wait upon me, for my hope is in thee. Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his trouble.