¶ In thee, O LORD, is my trust, let me never be put to confusion, but rid me and deliver me thorow thy righteousness: incline thine ear unto me, and help me. Be thou my stronghold, (whereunto I may alway flee) thou that hast promised to help me: for thou art my house of defense and my castle. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the ungodly, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For thou, O Lord GOD, art the thing that I long for, thou art my hope even from my youth. I have leaned upon thee ever since I was born, thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb, therefore is my praise alway of thee. I am become a wonder unto the multitude, but my sure trust is in thee. Oh let my mouth be filled with thy praise and honour all the day long. Cast me not away in mine old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth me. For mine enemies speak against me, and they that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel together, saying: God hath forsaken him, persecute him, take him, for there is none to help him. Go not far from me, O God: my God, haste thee to help me. Let them be confounded and perish, that are against my soul: let them be covered with shame and dishonour, that seek to do me evil.
¶ As for me, I will patiently abide alway, and will ever increase thy praise. My mouth shall speak of thy righteousness and saving health all the day long, for I know no end thereof. Let me go in (O Lord GOD) and I will make mention of thy power and righteousness only. Thou, O God, hast learned me from my youth up until now, therefore will I tell of thy wonderous works. Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when I am grey headed: until I have shewed thy arm unto children's children, and thy power to all them that are yet for to come. Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, thou that doest great things: O God, who is like unto thee? O what great troubles and adversities hast thou shewed me? and yet didst thou turn and refresh me: yea and broughtest me from the deep of the earth again. Thou hast brought me to great honour, and comforted me on every side. Therefore will I praise thee and thy faithfulness, O God, playing on the lute, unto thee will I sing upon the harp, O thou holy one of Israel. My lips would fain sing praises unto thee: and so would my soul whom thou hast delivered. My tongue talketh of thy righteousness all the day long, for they are confounded and brought unto shame, that sought to do me evil.