1 In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; ¶ let me never be put to shame.
2 In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
3 Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; ¶ give the command to save me, ¶ for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, ¶ my confidence since my youth.
6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. ¶ I will ever praise you.
7 I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
9 Do not cast me away when I am old; ¶ do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, "God has forsaken him; pursue him and seize him, ¶ for no one will rescue him."
12 Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame; may those who want to harm me ¶ be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14 As for me, I will always have hope; ¶ I will praise you more and more.
15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, ¶ of your saving acts all day long — ¶ though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, ¶ till I declare your power to the next generation, ¶ your mighty acts to all who are to come.
19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, ¶ you who have done great things. ¶ Who is like you, God?
20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, ¶ you will restore my life again; ¶ from the depths of the earth ¶ you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.
22 I will praise you with the harp ¶ for your faithfulness, my God; ¶ I will sing praise to you with the lyre, ¶ Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you — ¶ I whom you have delivered.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, ¶ for those who wanted to harm me ¶ have been put to shame and confusion.