1 To you I call, O Lord my rock;
be not deaf to my cry, ♦
lest, if you do not hear me,
I become like those who go down to the Pit.
2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you, ♦
when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.
3 Do not snatch me away with the wicked,
with the evildoers, ♦
who speak peaceably with their neighbours,
while malice is in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their deeds ♦
and according to the wickedness of their devices.
and pay them their just deserts.
6 They take no heed of the Lord’s doings,
nor of the works of his hands; ♦
therefore shall he break them down
and not build them up.
7 Blessed be the Lord, ♦
for he has heard the voice of my prayer.
8 The Lord is my strength and my shield; ♦
my heart has trusted in him and I am helped;
9 Therefore my heart dances for joy ♦
and in my song will I praise him.
10 The Lord is the strength of his people, ♦
a safe refuge for his anointed.
11 Save your people and bless your inheritance; ♦
shepherd them and carry them for ever.