1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me;
I am poor, and needy too.
2 Guard my life; save me, my God,
For your servant trusts in you.
3 Lord, be merciful to me;
All day long to you I call.
4 Give your servant joy, O Lord,
For to you I lift my soul.
5 You, O Lord, alone are good;
You are ready to forgive.
To all those who call on you,
You abound in steadfast love.
6 Hear my earnest prayer, O LORD;
Listen to my troubled cry.
7 In distress I’ll call on you,
For in mercy you’ll reply.
8 Lord, among the many gods
There is none to rival you;
Deeds that others may perform
Never match what you can do.
9 Lord, the nations you have made
Will come near and praise your name.
10 You alone are God; your deeds
Bring to you outstanding fame.
11 Teach me, LORD, your way, that I
From your truth may not depart;
So that I may fear your name,
Give me a devoted heart.
12 Lord, with all my heart I will
Praise your name unceasingly.
13 For your love to me is great;
From the grave you rescued me.
14 Proud men are attacking me;
And the ruthless men of strife,
Who have no regard for God,
Seek to take away my life.
15 But, Lord, you are merciful,
God of grace and tenderness,
Slow to anger, rich in love
And in cov’nant faithfulness.
16 Turn your face towards me, Lord,
And to me compassion show.
Give me strength and save my life;
On your servant grace bestow.
17 Grant a sign of favour, LORD,
Which my enemies may see;
Then they will be put to shame,
For you help and comfort me.