Preserve me, O God :
for in you have I taken refuge.
I have said to the Lord, You are my lord :
and all my good depends on you.
As for those who are held holy on the earth :
the other gods in whom men delight,
Though the idols are many that men run after :
their offerings of blood I will not offer,
nor take their name upon my lips.
The Lord is my appointed portion and my cup :
you hold my lot in your hands.
The share that has fallen to me is in pleasant places :
and a fair land is my possession.
I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel :
at night also he has instructed my heart.
I have set the Lord always before me :
he is at my right hand, and I shall not fall.
Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices :
my flesh also shall rest secure.
For you will not give me over to the power of death :
nor suffer your faithful one to see the Pit.
You will show me the path of life :
in your presence is the fulness of joy,
and from your right hand flow delights for evermore.