The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(To the choir-master. Melody: Yonat Elem Rehoqim. Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had him in their hands at Gath.)
Have mercy on me, O God, downtrodden evermore by man’s cruel oppression;
evermore my enemies tread me under foot, so many there are to make war upon me.
In thee, the most High, I will put my trust when peril overtakes me.
I claim God’s promise; my trust is in God, no mortal threat can daunt me.
Evermore they traduce me, have no thought but for my undoing;
conspire in secret, watching my steps as they plot against my life!
O God, requite their treachery; trample on the Gentiles in thy anger.
My wandering life none knows as thou; no tear of mine but thou dost hoard and record it.
One cry raised to thee, and my enemies are driven back; shall I doubt God is on my side?
I claim God’s promise; my trust is in God, man’s threats cannot daunt me.
The vows which thou claimest from me, O God, my sacrifice of praise shall fulfil;
hast thou not saved my life from every peril, my feet from every slip? And shall I not enjoy God’s favour, while the light of life is with me?
The Holy Bible