A David Psalm 4 1When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room; Now I’m in trouble again: grace me! hear me! 2You rabble—how long do I put up with your scorn? How long will you lust after lies? How long will you live crazed by illusion? 3Look at this: look Who got picked by God! He listens the split second I call to him. 4Complain if you must, but don’t lash out. Keep your mouth shut, and let your heart do the talking. 5Build your case before God and wait for his verdict. 6Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more–than–enough, 7More joy in one ordinary day Than they get in all their shopping sprees. 8At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep, For you, God, have put my life back together.
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