¶ To the Chanter, destroy not Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave.Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until wickedness be overpast. I call unto God the most highest, even to the God that shall help me up again. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would swallow me up. Selah. This shall God send, for his mercy and faithfulness' sake. I lie with my soul among the cruel lions: even among the children of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth. They have laid a net for my feet, and pressed down my soul: they have digged a pit before me, and are fallen into it themselves. Selah.
¶ My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready to sing and give praise. Awake, O my glory, awake lute and harp, I myself will awake right early. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people, I will sing praises unto thee among the Heathen. For the greatness of thy mercy reacheth unto the heavens, and thy faithfulness unto the clouds. Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory above all the earth.