1 Have mercy on me, O God, for they trample over me; ♦
all day long they assault and oppress me.
2 My adversaries trample over me all the day long; ♦
many are they that make proud war against me.
3 In the day of my fear I put my trust in you, ♦
in God whose word I praise.
4 In God I trust, and will not fear, ♦
for what can flesh do to me?
5 All day long they wound me with words; ♦
their every thought is to do me evil.
6 They stir up trouble; they lie in wait; ♦
marking my steps, they seek my life.
7 Shall they escape for all their wickedness? ♦
In anger, O God, cast the peoples down.
8 You have counted up my groaning;
put my tears into your bottle; ♦
are they not written in your book?
9 Then shall my enemies turn back
on the day when I call upon you; ♦
this I know, for God is on my side.
10 In God whose word I praise,
in the Lord whose word I praise, ♦
in God I trust and will not fear:
what can flesh do to me?
11 To you, O God, will I fulfil my vows; ♦
to you will I present my offerings of thanks,
12 For you will deliver my soul from death
and my feet from falling, ♦
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
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