7 O Lord, give ear unto my voice,
when I do cry to thee;
upon me also mercy have,
and do thou answer me.
8 When thou didst say, Seek ye my face,
then unto thee reply
thus did my heart, Above all things
thy face, Lord, seek will I.
9 Far from me hide not thou thy face;
put not away from thee
thy servant in thy wrath: thou hast
an helper been to me.
O God, who my salvation art,
leave me not, nor forsake;
10 though father, mother, both me leave,
the Lord me up will take.
11 O Lord, instruct me in thy way,
to me a leader be
in a plain path, because of those
that hatred bear to me.
12 Give me not to mine enemies’ will;
for witnesses that lie
against me risen are, and such
as breathe out cruelty.
13 I fainted had, unless that I
believed had to see
the Lord’s own goodness in the land
of them that living be.
14 Wait on the Lord, and be thou strong,
and he shall strength afford
unto thine heart; yea, do thou wait,
I say, upon the Lord.