1To you, O LORD, I call;
I utter Your holy name with expectation and fear.
my rock, be not deaf to me,
You are the only One on whom I can stand. PLEASE hear me.
lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the pit.
Our conversations -made possible through Your Son – are what set me apart from this world.
2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
I cry for mercy…I beg for undeserved grace in my time of need.
when I cry to you for help,
When You are all I have…
when I lift up my hands
toward your most holy sanctuary.
When You are all I want…I surrender.
3Do not drag me off with the wicked,
with the workers of evil,
Those who get what they deserve,
who speak peace with their neighbors
while evil is in their hearts.
Those who speak counterfeit words to contradict the fullness of their hearts.
4 Give to them according to their work
and according to the evil of their deeds;
Let Your justice reign.
give to them according to the work of their hands;
render them their due reward.
Grant what they desire and deserve.
5Because they do not regard the works of the LORD
or the work of his hands,
They don’t acknowledge all You’ve done and all You do. They give You no glory for creation.
They give You no thought as they go about their fleeting days.
he will tear them down and build them up no more.
Destruction is coming.
6Blessed be the LORD!
You are content in Your own holiness and pleased to offer grace. Worthy of Praise!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
You promised You would never leave me! You promised to answer when I call!
7The LORD is my strength and my shield;
When I am weak, Your power sustains and protects me.
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
Some trust in fame and fortune and safety and self.
I trust in You alone. You alone are my solution and Savior.
my heart exults,
Everything in me leaps for triumphant joy!
and with my song I give thanks to him.
I will sing a new song…a humble heart and grateful lips are my offering.
8The LORD is the strength of his people;
Without Almighty God, we can accomplish nothing.
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
We can run to You because You are our place of safety.
9Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Continue to rescue Your children and assign to us Your priceless inheritance!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
Lead us, guide us, protect us, carry us always for eternity.