Psalm 54

Refrain:    Behold, God is my helper.

1    Save me, O God, by your name  

and vindicate me by your power.

2    Hear my prayer, O God;  

give heed to the words of my mouth.

3    For strangers have risen up against me,

and the ruthless seek after my life;  

they have not set God before them.

4    Behold, God is my helper;  

it is the Lord who upholds my life. [R]

5    May evil rebound on those who lie in wait for me;  

destroy them in your faithfulness.

6    An offering of a free heart will I give you  

and praise your name, O Lord, for it is gracious.

7    For he has delivered me out of all my trouble,  

and my eye has seen the downfall of my enemies.

Refrain:    Behold, God is my helper.

O living God,

reach through the violence of the proud

and the despair of the weak

to create in Jesus Christ

a people free to praise your holy name,

now and for ever.


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