Sunday Psalm – Psalm 56

Franklin Falls and the Arc by Tommia Wright

Franklin Falls and the Arc by Tommia Wright

Psalm 56[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
all day long they press their attack.
My adversaries pursue me all day long;
in their pride many are attacking me.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
    In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?

All day long they twist my words;
all their schemes are for my ruin.
They conspire, they lurk,
they watch my steps,
hoping to take my life.
Because of their wickedness do not[c] let them escape;
in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll[d]
are they not in your record?
Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.

10 In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can man do to me?

12 I am under vows to you, my God;
I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death
and my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life.

(original source may be found here)

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4 Responses to Sunday Psalm – Psalm 56

  1. JulieYouJest says:

    Hi Tommia! I just posted a list of nominees for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. You are of course on my list!

  2. Amen! What a beautiful picture of Franklin Falls.

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