7 Let not those who hope in you
be put to shame through me, Lord God of hosts;
let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me,
O God of Israel.
8 For your sake have I suffered reproach;
shame has covered my face.
9 I have become a stranger to my kindred,
an alien to my mothers children.
10 Zeal for your house has eaten me up;
the scorn of those who scorn you has fallen upon me.
11 I humbled myself with fasting,
but that was turned to my reproach.
12 I put on sackcloth also
and became a byword among them.
13 Those who sit at the gate murmur against me,
and the drunkards make songs about me.
14 But as for me, I make my prayer to you, O Lord;
at an acceptable time, O God.
15 Answer me, O God, in the abundance of your mercy
and with your sure salvation.
16 Draw me out of the mire, that I sink not;
let me be rescued from those who hate me
and out of the deep waters.
17 Let not the water flood drown me,
neither the deep swallow me up;
let not the Pit shut its mouth upon me.
18 Answer me, Lord, for your loving-kindness is good;
turn to me in the multitude of your mercies.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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