| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance|
| ||IN thee, O Jehovah, do I take refuge:|
Let me never be put to shame.
| ||Deliver me in thy righteousness, and rescue me:|
Bow down thine ear unto me, and save me.
| ||Be thou to me a rock of habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:|
Thou hast given commandment to save me;
For thou art my rock and my fortress.
| ||Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,|
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
| ||For thou art my hope, O Lord Jehovah:|
Thou art my trust from my youth.
| ||By thee have I been holden up from the womb;|
Thou art 1 he that took me out of my mothers bowels:
My praise shall be continually of thee.
| ||I am as a wonder unto many;|
But thou art my strong refuge.
| ||My mouth shall be filled with thy praise,|
And with thy honor all the day.
| ||Cast me not off in the time of old age;|
Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
| ||For mine enemies speak concerning me;|
And they that watch for my soul take counsel together,
| ||Saying, God hath forsaken him:|
Pursue and take him; for there is none to deliver.
| ||O God, be not far from me;|
O my God, make haste to help me.
| ||Let them be put to shame and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;|
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
| ||But I will hope continually,|
And will praise thee yet more and more.
| ||My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness,|
And of thy salvation all the day;
For I know not the numbers thereof.
| ||I will come with 2 the mighty acts of the Lord Jehovah:|
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
| ||O God, thou hast taught me from my youth;|
And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
| ||Yea, even when 3 I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not,|
Until I have declared thy 4 strength unto the next generation,
Thy might to every one that is to come.
| ||Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high;|
Thou who hast done great things,
O God, who is like unto thee?
| ||Thou, who hast showed us 5 many and sore troubles,|
Wilt quicken us 6 again,
And wilt bring us 7 up again from the depths of the earth.
| ||Increase thou my greatness,|
And turn again and comfort me.
| ||I will also praise thee with the psaltery,|
Even thy truth, O my God:
Unto thee will I sing praises with the harp,
O thou Holy One of Israel.
| ||My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises unto thee;|
And my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
| ||My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long;|
For they are put to shame, for they are confounded, that seek my hurt.