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But I, through the abundance of your mercy,[a]
    will enter into your house.
I will bow down toward your holy sanctuary
    out of fear of you.(A)

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  1. 5:8 Mercy: used to translate the Hebrew word, hesed. This term speaks to a relationship between persons. It is manifested in concrete actions to persons with some need or desire. The one who offers hesed has the ability to respond to that need of the other person. Other possible ways to translate hesed include “steadfast love” and “loving kindness.”

In my distress I called out: Lord!
    I cried out to my God.(A)
From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry to him reached his ears.

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Let my prayer come before you;
    incline your ear to my cry.(A)

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