For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm by David.
1 Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.
Give me relief from my distress.
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
2 You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonour?
Will you love vanity and seek after falsehood?
3 But know that the LORD has set apart for himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to him.
4 Stand in awe, and don’t sin.
Search your own heart on your bed, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
Put your trust in the LORD.
6 Many say, “Who will show us any good?”
LORD, let the light of your face shine on us.
7 You have put gladness in my heart,
more than when their grain and their new wine are increased.
8 In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep,
for you alone, the LORD, make me live in safety.