Prayer for Protection from the Wicked.
For the choir director; for flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David.
1Give ear to my words, O LORD,
2Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,
3In the morning, O LORD, Thou wilt hear my voice;
4For Thou art not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;
5The boastful shall not stand before Thine eyes;
6Thou dost destroy those who speak falsehood;
7But as for me, by Thine abundant lovingkindness I will enter Thy house,
8O LORD, lead me in Thy righteousness because of my foes;
9There is nothing reliable in what they say;
10Hold them guilty, O God;
11But let all who take refuge in Thee be glad,
12For it is Thou who dost bless the righteous man, O LORD,