¶ Michtam of DavidPreserve me, (O God) for in thee do I trust. I have said unto the LORD: thou art my God, my goods are nothing unto thee. All my delight is upon the saints that are in the earth, and upon such like. But they that run after another, shall have great trouble. Their drink offerings of blood will not I offer, neither make mention of their name in my mouth. The LORD him self is my good and my portion, thou maintainest mine inheritance. The lot is fallen unto me in fair ground, yea I have a goodly heritage. I will thank the LORD for giving me warning: my reins also have chastened me in the night season.
¶ Afore hand saw I GOD alwayes before me, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad, my flesh also shall rest in hope. For why? thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy saint to see corruption. Thou hast shewed me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. At thy right hand there is pleasure and joy for evermore.