You Are My Refuge
A Maskil1 of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
1With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord.
2I pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
3When my spirit faints within me,
you know my way!
In the path where I walk
they have hidden a trap for me.
4Look to the right and see:
there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.
5I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
6Attend to my cry,
for I am brought very low!
Deliver me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me!
7Bring me out of prison,
that I may give thanks to your name!
The righteous will surround me,
for you will deal bountifully with me.
- 1 142:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.