1 JEHOVAH, in my great distress
I place my trust in Thee:
O let me not be put to shame
2 But in thy truth and righteousness
rescue and set me free:
O bow to me thy gracious ear,
and save me speedily.
3 Be Thou the rock where I may dwell,
and constantly resort:
To save me Thou commanded hast,
who art my rock and fort.
4 My God, free me from wicked hands,
hands cruel, as unjust;
5 For Lord JEHOVAH Thou my hope,
and from my youth my trust;
6 Thou hast upheld me from my birth,
thro' all my dang'rous days;
Yea, from my mother's womb me took;
and I'll Thee ever praise.
7 To many I a wonder am:
be Thou my refuge strong;
8 And let my mouth resound thy praise
and honour, all day long.
9 In time of my declining age
O cast me not from Thee:
And as I find my strength decay
O now forsake not me.
10 For my malicious enemies
against me falsely speak;
And they who for my soul lay wait
together counsel take.
11 For GOD, they say, hath him forsook,
'Now persecute ye him,
And seize him Now; for there is none
'to save, or him redeem.'
12 O GOD, in this my great distress,
be Thou not far from me;
But for my help, O Thou my God,
come to me speedily.
14 But I with hope and patience still
on Thee will waiting be;
And I will add yet more and more
to all the praise of Thee.
15 My mouth shall forth thy righteousness,
and thy salvation show,
From day to day; for of the same
no number do I know.
16 I in the strength of God the LORD
with joy will still go on;
I'll celebrate thy righteousness,
yea mention thine alone.
17 From my youth up, O gracious GOD,
Thou hast instructed me:
And hitherto I have declar'd
the wonders wrought by Thee.
18 And now forsake me not, o GOD,
while old and grey I grow;
till to this age, and all to come
thy mighty pow'r I show.
19 Also thy righteousness, O GOD,
is high exceedingly;
Great are the tings which Thou hast wrought,
O GOD, who's like to Thee!
20 Thou, who hast caused me to see
afflictions great and sore,
Wilt turn, revive me, and with joy
from depths of earth restore.
21 Yea more than this; Thou wilt ev'n cause
my greatness to abound;
And with exceeding comfort Thou
wilt wholly me surround.
22 I with the psalt'ry will Thee praise,
Thy truth, my God, make known;
And with the harp I'll sing to thee,
O Isr'el's HOLY ONE
23 Now greatly will my lips rejoice,
while I sing praise to Thee;
So shall my soul because thou hast,
redeem'd and set it free.
24 And as Thou those who sought my hurt
confounded hast with shame;
My grateful tongue thy righteousness
shall ev'ry day proclaim.