A New Song (Part 2)

I proclaim your saving acts
in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, Lord,
as you know.
I do not hide Your righteousness
in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness
and Your salvation.
I have not concealed
Your mercy and Your truth
from the great congregation.

You, Lord, will not withhold
Your compassion from me;
may Your love and faithfulness
always protect me.
For evils beyond number
have surrounded me;

My guilty deeds have overtaken me,
so that I am not able to see;

They are more numerous
than the hairs of my head,

And my heart has failed me.

Be pleased, Lord, to rescue me;
Hurry, Lord, to help me.
May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, ‘Aha! Aha!’
be appalled at their own shame.
But may all who seek You rejoice
and be glad in You;

may those who long for
Your saving help always say,
“The Lord be magnified!”

But I am afflicted and needy;
May the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, my God.
~ Psalm 40:9-17

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