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BibleGateway: Psalm 57

ESV Text: Psalm 57

Psalm 57 (Listen)

Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam1 of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.


57:1   Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
  in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    till the storms of destruction pass by.
  I cry out to God Most High,
    to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
  He will send from heaven and save me;
    he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah
  God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!


  My soul is in the midst of lions;
    I lie down amid fiery beasts—
  the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.


  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
    Let your glory be over all the earth!


  They set a net for my steps;
    my soul was bowed down.
  They dug a pit in my way,
    but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah
  My heart is steadfast, O God,
    my heart is steadfast!
  I will sing and make melody!
    Awake, my glory!2
  Awake, O harp and lyre!
    I will awake the dawn!
  I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
    I will sing praises to you among the nations.
10   For your steadfast love is great to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the clouds.


11   Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
    Let your glory be over all the earth!

Footnotes

[1] 57:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

[2] 57:8 Or my whole being

(ESV)


KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 57:

     1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

     7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 353 :
Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior Blest

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1. Lord Jesus Christ, 
My Savior blest, 
My Hope and my Salvation! 
I trust in Thee; 
Deliver me 
From misery; 
Thy Word’s my consolation. 

2. As Thou dost will, 
Lead Thou me still 
That I may truly serve Thee, 
My God, I pray, 
Teach me Thy way, 
To my last day 
In Thy true faith preserve me. 

3. Most heartily 
I trust in Thee; 
Thy mercy fails me never. 
Dear Lord, abide; 
My Helper tried, 
Thou Crucified, 
From evil keep me ever. 

4. Now henceforth must 
I put my trust 
In Thee, O dearest Savior. 
Thy comfort choice, 
Thy word and voice, 
My heart rejoice 
Despite my ill behavior. 

5. When sorrows rise, 
My refuge lies 
In Thy compassion tender. 
Within Thine arm 
Can naught alarm; 
Keep me from harm, 
Be Thou my strong Defender. 

6. I have Thy Word, 
Christ Jesus, Lord; 
Thou never wilt forsake me. 
This will I plead 
In time of need. 
Oh, help me speed 
When troubles overtake me! 

7. Grant, Lord, I pray, 
Thy grace each day 
That I, Thy Law revering, 
May live with Thee 
And happy be 
Eternally, 
Before Thy throne appearing.