To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure of
David, in his fleeing from the face of Saul into a cave.
Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul
trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass
I call to God Most High, To God who is perfecting for
He sendeth from the heaven, and saveth me, He reproached --
who is panting after me. Selah. God sendeth forth His kindness and His truth.
My soul is in the midst of lions, I lie down among
flames -- sons of men, Their teeth are a spear and arrows, And their
tongue a sharp sword.
Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, Above all the
earth Thine honour.
A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my
soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.
Prepared is my heart, O God, Prepared is my heart, I sing
Awake, mine honour, awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the
I thank Thee among the peoples, O Lord, I praise Thee among
For great unto the heavens is Thy kindness, And unto
the clouds Thy truth.
Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God. Above all the
earth Thine honour!