I waited patiently for the Lord;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the mud;
And He set my feet on a rock,
making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.
How blessed is the man
who has made the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us!
None can compare with You;
if I to speak and tell of Your deeds,
they would be too many to declare!
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come ~
It is written of me in the scroll of the book.
I delight to do Your will, my God;
Your Law is within my heart.”
~ Psalm 40:1-8