Psalm 57

Praise for God’s Protection

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.”[a] A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.(A)

Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.(B)
I call to God Most High,
to God who fulfills His purpose for me.[b](C)
He reaches down from heaven and saves me,
challenging the one who tramples me.(D)Selah
God sends His faithful love and truth.(E)
I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down with those who devour men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharp swords.(F)
God, be exalted above the heavens;
let Your glory be over the whole earth.(G)
They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it!(H)Selah

My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
I will sing; I will sing praises.(I)
Wake up, my soul![c]
Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn.(J)
I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.(K)
10 For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.(L)
11 God, be exalted above the heavens;(M)
let Your glory be over the whole earth.(N)


  1. Psalm 57:1 Possibly a tune
  2. Psalm 57:2 Or who avenges me
  3. Psalm 57:8 Lit glory

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