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Psalm 63

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A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah. God, you are my God.     I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you.     My flesh longs for you,     in a dry and weary land, where there is no water. So I have seen you in the sanctuary,     watching your power and your glory. Because your loving …

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Psalm 62

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For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm by David. My soul rests in God alone.     My salvation is from him. He alone is my rock, my salvation, and my fortress.     I will never be greatly shaken. How long will you assault a man?     Would all of you throw him down,     like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? They …

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Psalm 59

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A poem by David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, my God.     Set me on high from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity.     Save me from the bloodthirsty men. For, behold, they …

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Psalm 57

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me,     for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge,     until disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most …

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Psalm 54

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For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Isn’t David hiding himself among us?” Save me, God, by your name.     Vindicate me in your might. Hear my prayer, God.     Listen to the words of my mouth. For strangers have risen up against me.     Violent men have sought after my …

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Psalm 61

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For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David. Hear my cry, God.     Listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth, I will call to you when my heart is overwhelmed.     Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a refuge for me,     a strong tower from the enemy. I will …

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Psalm 60 shaken

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. God, you have rejected us.     You have broken us down. You have been angry.     Restore us, again. You …

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Psalm 60

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. God, you have rejected us.     You have broken us down. You have been angry.     Restore us, again. You …

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Psalm 58

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A poem by David. Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones?     Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men? No, in your heart you plot injustice.     You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth. The wicked go astray from the womb.     They are wayward as soon …

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Psalm 56

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For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Silent Dove in Distant Lands.” A poem by David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up.     All day long, he attacks and oppresses me. My enemies want to swallow me up all day long,     for they are many who fight …