To the Director: A special Davidic psalm[a] to the tune of[b] “Do Not Destroy,” when he fled from Saul into a cave.
A Prayer for Deliverance
57 Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I[c] have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.
2 I call upon the God Most High; to the God who completes what he began[d] in me. 3 He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.
4 I am[e] surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire— that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows— whose tongues are like sharp swords.
5 Be exalted above the heavens, God! May your glory cover the earth!
6 They have set a snare for my feet, which makes me[f] depressed. They dug a pit in front of me, but they are the ones who fell into it! Interlude
7 My heart is committed, God, my heart is committed, so I will sing and play music. 8 Wake up, my soul,[g] wake up, lyre and harp! I will awaken at dawn. 9 I will exalt you among the peoples, Lord. I will play music among the nations. 10 For your gracious love is great, extending even to the heavens, and your truth even to the skies.
11 Be exalted above the heavens, God! May your glory cover the earth!
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