For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Do Not Destroy’. Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.
1Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.2I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.3He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me – God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.4I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts – men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.6They spread a net for my feet – I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path – but they have fallen into it themselves.7My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.8Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.9I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.10For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over 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)