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Psalm 31

To you, Lord, have I come for shelter :
 let me never be put to shame.
O deliver me in your righteousness :
 incline your ear to me and be swift to save me.
Be for me a rock of refuge, a fortress to defend me :
 for you are my high rock and my stronghold.
Lead me and guide me for your name’s sake :
 bring me out of the net that they have secretly laid for me,
   for you are my strength.
Into your hands I commit my spirit :
 you will redeem me, O Lord God of truth.
I hate those that clutch vain idols :
 but my trust is in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in your loving-kindness :
 for you have looked on my distress and known me in adversity.
You have not given me over to the power of the enemy :
 you have set my feet where I may walk at liberty.
Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble :
 my eye wastes away for grief,
   my throat also and my inward parts.
For my life wears out in sorrow,
   and my years with sighing :
 my strength fails me in my affliction,
   and my bones are consumed.
I am become the scorn of all my enemies :
 and my neighbours wag their heads in derision.
I am a thing of horror to my friends :
 and those that see me in the street shrink from me.
I am forgotten like a dead man out of mind :
 I have become like a broken vessel.
For I hear the whispering of many :
 and fear is on every side;
While they plot together against me :
 and scheme to take away my life.
But in you, Lord, have I put my trust :
 I have said ‘You are my God.’
All my days are in your hand :
 O deliver me from the power of my enemies
   and from my persecutors.
Make your face to shine upon your servant :
 and save me for your mercy’s sake.
O Lord, let me not be confounded,
   for I have called upon you :
 but let the wicked be put to shame
   and brought to silence in the grave.
Let the lying lips be dumb :
 that in pride and contempt
   speak such insolence against the just.
O how plentiful is your goodness,
   stored up for those that fear you :
 and prepared in the sight of men
   for all who come to you for refuge.
You will hide them in the cover of your presence
   from the plots of men :
 you will shelter them in your refuge
   from the strife of tongues.
Blessed be the Lord our God :
 for he has wonderfully shown me his steadfast love,
   when I was as a city besieged.
When I was afraid, I said in my haste :
 ‘I am cut off from your sight.’
But you heard the voice of my supplication :
 when I cried to you for help.
Love the Lord, all you his faithful ones :
 for the Lord guards the true, but fully requites the proud.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage :
 all you that hope in the Lord.


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