(By David.) A Prayer for Help) 28 1Only you, LORD, are a mighty rock![G] Don't refuse to help me when I pray. If you don't answer me, I will soon be dead. 2Please listen to my prayer and my cry for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy temple. 3Don't drag me away, LORD, with those cruel people, who speak kind words, while planning trouble. 4 Treat them as they deserve! Punish them for their sins. 5They don't pay any attention to your wonderful deeds. Now you will destroy them and leave them in ruin. 6I praise you, LORD, for answering my prayers. 7You are my strong shield, and I trust you completely. You have helped me, and I will celebrate and thank you in song. 8You give strength to your people, LORD, and you save and protect your chosen ones. 9Come save us and bless us. Be our shepherd and always carry us in your arms.
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