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Psalm 40

I waited patiently for the Lord :
 and he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up from the pit of roaring waters,
   out of the mire and clay :
 and set my feet upon a rock, and made firm my foothold.
And he has put a new song in my mouth :
 even a song of thanksgiving to our God.
Many shall see it and fear :
 and shall put their trust in the Lord.
Blessed is the man who has made the Lord his hope :
 who has not turned to the proud, or to those who wander in deceit.
O Lord my God, great are the wonderful things which you have done,
   and your thoughts which are towards us :
 there is none to be compared with you;
Were I to declare them and speak of them :
 they are more than I am able to express.
Sacrifice and offering you do not desire :
 but my ears you have marked for obedience;
Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required :
 then said I, Lo, I come.
In the scroll of the book it is written of me, that I should do your will :
 O my God, I long to do it, your law delights my heart.
I have declared your righteousness in the great congregation :
 I have not restrained my lips, O Lord, and that you know.
I have not hidden your righteousness in my heart :
 I have spoken of your faithfulness and of your salvation.
I have not kept back your loving-kindness and your truth :
 from the great congregation.
O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me :
 let your loving-kindness and your truth ever preserve me.
For innumerable troubles have come upon me :
 my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more in number than the hairs of my head :
 therefore my heart fails me.
Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me :
 O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let those who seek my life to take it away :
 be put to shame and confounded altogether.
Let them be turned back and disgraced who wish me evil :
 let them be aghast for shame who say to me ‘Aha, aha!’
Let all who seek you be joyful and glad because of you :
 let those who love your salvation say always ‘The Lord is great.’
As for me, I am poor and needy :
 but the Lord will care for me.
You are my helper and my deliverer :
 make no long delay, O Lord my God.

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