Ps 57

Praise and Assurance under Persecution To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. 1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,     for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,     until the destroying storms pass by. 2 I cry to God Most High,     to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3 He will send from heaven and save me,     he will put to shame those who trample on me.Selah God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness. 4 I lie down among lions     that greedily devour[a] human prey; their teeth are spears and arrows,     their tongues sharp swords. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.     Let your glory be over all the earth. 6 They set a net for my steps;     my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my path,     but they have fallen into it themselves.Selah 7 My heart is steadfast, O God,     my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make melody. 8     Awake, my soul! Awake, O harp and lyre!     I will awake the dawn. 9 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;     I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10 For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;     your faithfulness extends to the clouds. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.     Let your glory be over all the earth.