1 I cry aloud to the LORD; ¶ I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.
3 When my spirit grows faint within me, ¶ it is you who watch over my way. ¶ In the path where I walk ¶ people have hidden a snare for me.
4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me. ¶ I have no refuge; ¶ no one cares for my life.
5 I cry to you, LORD; ¶ I say, "You are my refuge, ¶ my portion in the land of the living."
6 Listen to my cry, ¶ for I am in desperate need; ¶ rescue me from those who pursue me, ¶ for they are too strong for me.
7 Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. ¶ Then the righteous will gather about me ¶ because of your goodness to me.