1 To the chief musician on Neginoth, a psalm of David. When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: amidst distress thou hast ever granted me enlargement; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame? how long will ye love vanity, will ye seek for lies? Selah.
3 But know that the Lord hath set apart the pious for himself: the Lord will hear when I call on him.
4 Tremble, and sin not: commune with your heart upon your bed, and be still Selah.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.
6 Many say, "Who will show us happiness? Let shine brightly over us the light of thy countenance, O Lord."
7 But thou hast placed more joy in my heart than at the time when their corn and their wine were increased.
8 In peace, altogether, will I lay me down and sleep; for thou, Lord, alone, causest me to dwell in safety.