1To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.3He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves . Selah.7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.
English Standard Version
Let Your Glory Be over All the Earth
1To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. (1Sa 22:1; 1Sa 24:1; Ps 4:1; Ps 16:1; Ps 17:8; Ps 56:1; Ps 58:1; Ps 59:1; Ps 75:1; Ps 91:4; Ps 142:1; Isa 26:20)2I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. (Ps 138:8)3He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! (Ps 18:16; Ps 36:5; Ps 40:11; Ps 43:3; Ps 56:1; Ps 144:5; Ps 144:7)4My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. (Ps 52:2; Ps 55:21; Ps 58:6; Ps 59:7; Ps 64:3; Pr 12:18; Pr 30:14; Jer 9:8)5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Ps 108:5; Ps 113:4)6They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. (Job 18:8; Ps 7:15; Ps 145:14; Ps 146:8)7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! (Ps 108:1; Ps 112:7)8Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! (Jud 5:12; 1Ch 15:16; Ps 16:9)9I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.10For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. (Ps 36:5)11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Ps 57:5)