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Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave.

¶ I shall cry unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice shall I ask the LORD for mercy.

I shall pour out my complaint before him; before him I shall tell of my trouble.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou didst know my path. In the way in which I walked have they secretly laid a snare for me.

¶ I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no one that would know me; I had no refuge; no one cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O LORD; I said, Thou art my hope and my portion in the land of the living.

Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name; the righteous shall feast with me; when thou shalt have weaned me.