1 I waited patiently for the Lord;he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2He drew me up from the pit of destruction,out of the miry bog,and set my feet upon a rock,making my steps secure. 3He put a new song in my mouth,a song of praise to our God.Many will see and fear,and put their trust in the Lord.
4Blessed is the man who makesthe Lord his trust,who does not turn to the proud,to those who go astray after a lie! 5You have multiplied, O Lord my God,your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;none can compare with you!I will proclaim and tell of them,yet they are more than can be told.
11As for you, O Lord, you will not restrainyour mercy from me;your steadfast love and your faithfulness willever preserve me! 12For evils have encompassed mebeyond number;my iniquities have overtaken me,and I cannot see;they are more than the hairs of my head;my heart fails me.
16But may all who seek yourejoice and be glad in you;may those who love your salvationsay continually, "Great is the Lord!"
17As for me, I am poor and needy,but the Lord takes thought for me.You are my help and my deliverer;do not delay, O my God!
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