Give ear to my words now, O Lord;
Consider my dismay.
Hear my loud cry, my King and God;
For to You now I pray.
Lord, in the morning hear my voice,
Which to You l direct.
At dawn, I lift my prayers to You,
And eagerly expect.
For You are not a God that will
In wickedness delight;
So evil cannot dwell with You,
Nor fools stand in Your sight.
You hate all who do evil deeds,
And kill those who speak lies;
The Lord abhors bloodthirsty men;
Their deceit He’ll despise.
But I will come into Your house,
By Your abundant grace.
In rev’rent awe, I will bow down.
Toward Your Most Holy place.
Lead me, O LORD, in righteousness,
Because of all my foes.
Make Your way straight in front of me;
Your righteous path disclose.
For there is no truth in their mouth;
Their nature is to harm.
Their throat is like an open grave;
With fawning tongue, they charm.
God, judge their guilt and let them fall
By the schemes that they spew.
Because of their sins cast them out;
They rebel against You.
Let all who take refuge in You
Let them forever sing for joy,
And praise You with their voice!
Spread Your protection over them,
so that they may proclaim;
That they exult in You alone,
And that they love Your Name.
For You bless the righteous, O LORD,
And so You have revealed:
With favor You will cover him,
As with a mighty shield.