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Lord, I have come to you for protection;
never let me be defeated!
Because you are righteous,
help me and rescue me,
Listen to me and save me!
Be my secure shelter and
strong fortress to protect me;
You are my refuge and defense.
My God, rescue me from wicked men,
from the power of cruel and evil men.
Sovereign Lord, I put my hope in you:
I have trusted in you since I was young
I have relied on you all my life;
you have protected me
since the day I was born.
I will always praise you.
My life has been an example to many,
because you have been my strong defender.
All day long I praise you and proclaim your glory.
Do not reject me now that I am old;
do not abandon me now that I am feeble.
My enemies want to kill me;
they talk and plot against me.
They say, God has abandoned him;
let's go after him and catch him;
there is no one to rescue him.
Don't stay so far away, O God;
my God, hurry to my aid!
May those who attack me
be defeated and destroyed.
May those who try to hurt me
be shamed and disgraced.
I will always put my hope in you;
I will praise you more and more.
I will tell of your goodness;
all day long I will speak of your salvation,
though it is more than I can understand.
I will praise your power, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your goodness,
You have taught me ever since I was young,
and I still tell of your wonderful acts.
Now that I am old and my hair is gray,
do not abandon me, O God!
Be with me while I proclaim your power
and might to all generations to come.
Your righteousness God, reaches the skies.
You have done great things;
there is no one like you.
You have sent troubles and suffering on me,
but you will restore my strength;
you will keep me from the grave.
You will make me greater than ever;
you will comfort me again.
I will indeed praise you with the harp:
I will praise your faithfulness my God.
On my harp I will play hymns to you,
the Holy One of Israel.
I will shout for joy as I play for you;
with my whole being I will sing
because you have saved me.
I will speak of your righteousness all day long,
because those who tried to harm me
have been defeated and disgraced.
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