1God, answer when I call to You,
For You are all my righteousness;
Be merciful, and hear my prayer,
O give me hope in my distress.
2How long, O people, will you turn
my honor into such disgrace?
How long will you love worthless lies,
And seek false gods and not God’s face? Selah
3The Lord calls godly ones to Him;
The Lord hears when I call to Him.
4So in your anger, do not sin;
And search your heart as day grows dim.
O ponder Him upon your bed;
Be still, and make your heart His own. Selah
5Give sacrifices that are right;
and trust in God the Lord alone.
6So many ask, “O who can know
or show us any good at all?”
O let the light of Your face shine
upon us, Lord, who on You call.
7My heart is filled with greater joy
than when new wine and grain abound;
8I will lie down and sleep in peace;
For You, Lord, safely me surround.