(For the music leader. To the tune “A Silent Dove in the Distance.”[K] A special psalm by David when the Philistines captured him in Gath.) A Prayer of Trust in God 56 1Have pity, God Most High! My enemies chase me all day. 2Many of them are pursuing and attacking me, 3but even when I am afraid, I keep on trusting you. 4I praise your promises! I trust you and am not afraid. No one can harm me. 5Enemies spend the whole day finding fault with me; all they think about is how to do me harm. 6They attack from ambush, watching my every step and hoping to kill me. 7They won't get away[L] with these crimes, God, because when you get angry, you destroy people. 8You have kept record of my days of wandering. You have stored my tears in your bottle and counted each of them. 9When I pray, LORD God, my enemies will retreat, because I know for certain that you are with me. 10I praise your promises! 11I trust you and am not afraid. No one can harm me. 12I will keep my promises to you, my God, and bring you gifts. 13You protected me from death and kept me from stumbling, so that I would please you and follow the light that leads to life.
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