Psalm 17:1-8

1  Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; 
   listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

2  Let my vindication come forth from your presence; 
   let your eyes behold what is right.

3  Weigh my heart, examine me by night, 
   refine me, and you will find no impurity in me.

4  My mouth does not trespass for earthly rewards; 
   I have heeded the words of your lips.

5  My footsteps hold fast in the ways of your commandments; 
   my feet have not stumbled in your paths.

6  I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; 
   incline your ear to me, and listen to my words.

7  Show me your marvellous loving-kindness, 
   O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand
      from those who rise up against them.

8  Keep me as the apple of your eye; 
   hide me under the shadow of your wings