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A Prayer of David.

¶ Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me, for I am poor and needy.

Preserve my soul; for I am merciful, O thou my God, save thy slave that trusts in thee.

Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I cry unto thee daily.

Rejoice the soul of thy slave, for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all those that call upon thee.

Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer and attend to the voice of my supplications.

In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me.

¶ Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord, neither is there any other who does thy works.

All the Gentiles whom thou hast made shall come and humble themselves before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things; thou alone art God.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth; firm up my heart that I might fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy upon me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest part of Sheol.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a merciful and gracious God, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth.

16 O look into me and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy slave and keep the son of thine handmaid.

17 Show me a token for good that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed because thou, O LORD, hast helped me and comforted me.

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