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