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You Are My Refuge
3 When my spirit (E)faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have (F)hidden a trap for me.
4 (G)Look to the (H)right and see:
(I)there is none who takes notice of me;
(J)no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.
5 I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my (K)refuge,
my (L)portion in (M)the land of the living.”
6 (N)Attend to my cry,
for (O)I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
(P)for they are too strong for me!
7 (Q)Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will (R)deal bountifully with me.
My Soul Thirsts for You
A Psalm of David.
143 Hear my prayer, O Lord;
(S)give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your (T)faithfulness answer me, in your (U)righteousness!
2 (V)Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous (W)before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued my soul;
(X)he has crushed my life to the ground;
(Y)he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit (Z)faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.
5 (AA)I remember the days of old;
(AB)I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
6 (AC)I stretch out my hands to you;
(AD)my soul thirsts for you like (AE)a parched land. Selah
7 (AF)Answer me quickly, O Lord!
(AG)My spirit fails!
(AH)Hide not your face from me,
(AI)lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
8 (AJ)Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I (AK)trust.
(AL)Make me know the way I should go,
(AM)for to you I lift up my soul.
11 (AS)For your name's sake, O Lord, (AT)preserve my life!
In your righteousness (AU)bring my soul out of trouble!
12 And in your steadfast love you will (AV)cut off my enemies,
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your (AW)servant.