Psalms 57 (asv)
57:1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me;
For my soul taketh refuge in thee:
Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge,
Until these calamities be overpast.
57:2I will cry unto God Most High,
Unto God that performeth all things for me.
57:3He will send from heaven, and save me,
When he that would swallow me up reproacheth;
57:4My soul is among lions;
I lie among them that are set on fire,
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
57:6They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down:
They have digged a pit before me;
They are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
57:8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp:
I myself will awake right early.
57:9I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the peoples:
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
57:10For thy lovingkindness is great unto the heavens,
And thy truth unto the skies.
57:11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;