1 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge;
save me from all who pursue me, and deliver me,
2 Lest they rend me like a lion and tear me in pieces
while there is no one to help me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done these things:
if there is any wickedness in my hands,
4 If I have repaid my friend with evil,
or plundered my enemy without a cause,
5 Then let my enemy pursue me and overtake me,
trample my life to the ground,
and lay my honour in the dust.
6 Rise up, O Lord, in your wrath;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies.
Awaken, my God, the judgement that you have commanded.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples gather round you;
be seated high above them: O Lord, judge the nations.
8 Give judgement for me
according to my righteousness, O Lord,
and according to the innocence that is in me.
9 Let the malice of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous;
for you test the mind and heart, O righteous God.
10 God is my shield that is over me;
he saves the true of heart.
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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10 February 2011