1: Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me; for the hope of my soul is in you: I will keep myself safely under the shade of your wings, till these troubles are past. 2: I will send up my cry to the Most High God; to God who does all things for me. 3: He will send from heaven, and take me from the power of him whose desire is for my destruction. God will send out his mercy and his good faith. 4: My soul is among lions; I am stretched out among those who are on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongue is a sharp sword. 5: O God, be lifted up higher than the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. 6: They have made ready a net for my steps; my soul is bent down; they have made a great hole before me, and have gone down into it themselves. (Selah.) 7: My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will make songs, and give praise. 8: You are my glory; let the instruments of music be awake; I myself will be awake with the dawn. 9: I will give you praise, O Lord, among the peoples; I will make songs to you among the nations. 10: For your mercy is great, stretching up to the heavens, and your righteousness goes up to the clouds. 11: Be lifted up, O God, higher than the heavens, let your glory be over all the earth.