1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, ¶ for in you I take refuge. ¶ I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings ¶ until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High, ¶ to God, who vindicates me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me — [^1] God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions; ¶ I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts — ¶ men whose teeth are spears and arrows, ¶ whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; ¶ let your glory be over all the earth.
6 They spread a net for my feet — ¶ I was bowed down in distress. ¶ They dug a pit in my path — ¶ but they have fallen into it themselves.
7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, ¶ my heart is steadfast; ¶ I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! ¶ I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; ¶ I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; ¶ let your glory be over all the earth.