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I Ask the Lord for Mercy
(1 Samuel 22:1-5; Psalm 57:1-11)
1Of understanding for David. A prayer when he was in the cave. [1 Kings 24]. I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made supplication to the Lord.
2In his sight I pour out my prayer, and before him I declare my trouble:
3When my spirit failed me, then thou newest my paths.
4I looked on my right hand, and beheld, and there was no one that would know me. Flight hath failed me: and there is no one that hath regard to my soul.
5I cried to thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my hope, my portion in the land of the living.
6Attend to my supplication: for I am brought very low. Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the just wait for me, until thou reward me.