A Night Prayer
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.
1 Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah
3 Know that the Lord has set apart
the faithful for Himself;
the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry and do not sin;
on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still.Selah
5 Offer sacrifices in righteousness
and trust in the Lord.
6 Many are saying, “Who can show us anything good?”
Look on us with favor, Lord.
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and new wine abound.
8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace,
for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.