1 For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.Give me relief from my distress.Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

2 You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor?Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood?Selah.

3 But know that the Lord has set apart for himself him who is godly:The Lord will hear when I call to him.

4 When agitated, do not sin.Search your own heart on your bed, and be still.Selah.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.Put your trust in the Lord.

6 Many say, "Who will show us any good?"Lord, let the light of your face shine on us.

7 You have put gladness in my heart,more than when their grain and their new wine are increased.

8 In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep,for you, the Lord alone, make me live in safety.