For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.

1 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 dishonour?

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 Stand in awe, and don’t 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 alone, the LORD, make me live in safety.