Psalm 57

1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful:
    for I come to you for shelter;
2 And in the shadow of your wings will I take refuge:
    until these troubles are over-past.
3 I will call to God Most High:
    to the God who will fulfil his purpose for me.
4 He will send from heaven and save me:
    he will send forth his faithfulness and his loving-kindness, and rebuke those that would trample me down.
5 For I lie amidst ravening lions:
    those whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharpened sword.
6 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens:
    and let your glory be over all the earth.
7 They have set a net for my feet, and I am brought low:
    they have dug a pit before me, but shall fall into it themselves.
8 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
    I will sing and make melody.
9 Awake my soul, awake lute and harp:
    for I will awaken the morning.
10 I will give you thanks, O Lord, among the peoples:
    I will sing your praise among the nations.
11 For the greatness of your mercy reaches to the heavens:
    and your faithfulness to the clouds.
12 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens:
    and let your glory be over all the earth.