Psalm 28

1 To you will I cry, O Lord my Rock, be not deaf to my prayer:
    lest, if you turn away silent, I become like those that go down to the grave.
2 Hear the voice of my supplication when I cry to you for help:
    when I lift up my hands toward the holiest place of your sanctuary.
3 Do not snatch me away with the ungodly, with the evildoers:
    who speak peace to their neighbours, but nourish malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their deeds:
    and according to the wickedness of their endeavours;
5 Requite them for the work of their hands:
    and give them their deserts.
6 For they pay no heed to the Lord's acts, nor to the operation of his hands:
    therefore shall he break them down and not build them up.
7 Let the Lord's name be praised:
    for he has heard the voice of my supplication.
8 The Lord is my strength and my shield, in him my heart trusts and I am helped:
    therefore my heart dances for joy, and in my song will I praise him.
9 The Lord is the strength of his people:
    and a sure refuge for his anointed king.
10 O save your people and give your blessing to your own:
    be their shepherd, and bear them up for ever.