Only God can keep
you safe from affliction
For the director of music. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.
My faithful God, answer me when I call out to you. Give me rest from my trouble.
Show me your favour. Hear my prayer.
2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love what will certainly fail you?
How long will you pray to statues of gods?
3 remember that the Lord has set his faithful people apart for himself.
The Lord will hear me when I call out to him.
4 When you are angry, do not sin.
When you are in bed,
look deep down inside you and be silent.
5 Offer sacrifices to the Lord in the right way.
Trust in him.
6 Many are asking, “Who can show us anything good?”
Lord, let us see your face smiling on us with favour.
7 You have filled my heart with great joy.
It is greater than the joy of people who have lots of grain and fresh wine.
8 I will lie down and sleep in peace.
Lord, you alone keep me safe.