1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness, Thou who didst set me free when I was in distress; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be put to shame, in that ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah
3 But know that the LORD hath set apart the godly man as His own; the LORD will hear when I call unto Him.
4 Tremble, and sin not; commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 Many there are that say: 'Oh that we could see some good!' LORD, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than when their corn and their wine increase.
8 In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for Thou, LORD, makest me dwell alone in safety.