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Psalms 71

Psalms 71:1  
In you, O Lord, have I put my hope; let me never be shamed.

Psalms 71:2  
Keep me safe in your righteousness, and come to my help; give ear to my voice, and be my saviour.

Psalms 71:3  
Be my strong Rock, the strong place of my salvation; for you are my Rock, and my safe place.

Psalms 71:4  
O my God, take me out of the hand of the sinner, out of the hand of the evil and cruel man.

Psalms 71:5  
For you are my hope, O Lord God; I have had faith in you from the time when I was young.

Psalms 71:6  
You have been my support from the day of my birth; you took me out of my mother's body; my praise will be ever of you.

Psalms 71:7  
I am a wonder to all; but you are my strong tower.

Psalms 71:8  
My mouth will be full of your praise and glory all the day.

Psalms 71:9  
Do not give me up when I am old; be my help even when my strength is gone.

Psalms 71:10  
For my haters are waiting secretly for me; and those who are watching for my soul are banded together in their evil designs,

Psalms 71:11  
Saying, God has given him up; go after him and take him, for he has no helper.

Psalms 71:12  
O God, be not far from me; O my God, come quickly to my help.

Psalms 71:13  
Let those who say evil against my soul be overcome and put to shame; let my haters be made low and have no honour.

Psalms 71:14  
But I will go on ever hoping, and increasing in all your praise.

Psalms 71:15  
My mouth will make clear your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for they are more than may be measured.

Psalms 71:16  
I will give news of the great acts of the Lord God; my words will be of your righteousness, and of yours only.

Psalms 71:17  
O God, you have been my teacher from the time when I was young; and I have been talking of your works of wonder even till now.

Psalms 71:18  
Now when I am old and grey-headed, O God, give me not up; till I have made clear your strength to this generation, and your power to all those to come.

Psalms 71:19  
Your righteousness, O God, is very high; you have done great things; O God, who is like you?

Psalms 71:20  
You, who have sent great and bitter troubles on me, will give me life again, lifting me up from the deep waters of the underworld.

Psalms 71:21  
You will make me greater than before, and give me comfort on every side.

Psalms 71:22  
I will give praise to you with instruments of music, O my God, for you are true; I will make songs to you with music, O Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 71:23  
Joy will be on my lips when I make melody to you; and in my soul, to which you have given salvation.

Psalms 71:24  
My tongue will be talking of your righteousness all the day; for those whose purpose is to do me evil have been crushed and put to shame.


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