Evening Prayer of Trust in God.

[a]For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

(A)Answer me when (B)I call, O God [b]of my righteousness!
You have [c](C)relieved me in my distress;
Be (D)gracious to me and (E)hear my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will (F)my [d]honor become (G)a reproach?
How long will you love (H)what is worthless and aim at (I)deception? [e]Selah.
But know that the Lord has [f](J)set apart the (K)godly man for Himself;
The Lord (L)hears when I call to Him.

[g](M)Tremble, [h](N)and do not sin;
[i](O)Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer [j]the (P)sacrifices of righteousness,
And (Q)trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, “(R)Who will show us any good?”
(S)Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord!
You have put (T)gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will [k]both (U)lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me to (V)dwell in safety.


  1. Psalm 4:1 I.e. Belonging to the choir director’s anthology
  2. Psalm 4:1 I.e. who maintains my right
  3. Psalm 4:1 Lit made room for
  4. Psalm 4:2 Or glory
  5. Psalm 4:2 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  6. Psalm 4:3 Another reading is dealt wonderfully with
  7. Psalm 4:4 I.e. with anger or fear
  8. Psalm 4:4 Or but
  9. Psalm 4:4 Lit Speak
  10. Psalm 4:5 Or righteous sacrifices
  11. Psalm 4:8 Or at the same time