Psalm 56 [8.7.8.7]

PSALM 56 8 7 8 7 Sing Psalms

Recommended Tune: North Bank Street

1  O my God, show mercy to me;
men would take my life away.
Hostile forces press upon me;
they pursue me all the day.

2  Slanderers are close behind me;
they pursue me all day long.
In their arrogance they hound me;
they are numerous and strong.

3  When I am afraid, I’ll trust you.
4  I will praise your faithful word;
I will trust and not be fearful.
What can man do to me, Lord?

5  All day long they plot to harm me,
twisting everything I say.
6  They conspire, they lurk, they trail me,
keen to take my life away.

7  Let them not escape your anger;
bring the nations down, O Lord.
8  In your book write my entreaties;
in your scroll my tears record.

9  When I call on you to help me,
then my foes will turn aside;
This is how I will be certain
that my God is on my side.

10  In the LORD, whose word I honour,
in my God—I praise his word—
11  I will trust and not be fearful.
What can man do to me, Lord?

12 I have taken vows before you;
to my God I will be true.
Sacrifices of thanksgiving
I will gladly give to you.

13 For you kept my feet from stumbling,
and from death you set me free,
So that I may walk before you
and the light of life may see.