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Song of Praise.  Psalm 40(v39)

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1I waited patiently for Yahweh;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear, and put their trust in Yahweh.

4Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust,
who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods!
5You have multiplied, O Yahweh my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
they would be more than can be numbered.

6Sacrifice and offering you not desire;
but you have given me an open ear.
Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
7Then I said, "Lo, I come;
in the roll of the book it is written of me;
8I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart."

9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;
lo, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Yahweh.
10I have not hid your saving help within my heart,
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love
and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

11Do not, O Yahweh, withhold your mercy from me,
let your steadfast love and your faithfulness ever preserve me!
12For evils have encompassed me without number;
my iniquities have overtaken me, till I cannot see;
they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.

13Be pleased, O Yahweh, to deliver me! O Yahweh,
make haste to help me!
14Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who seek to snatch away my life;
let them be turned back and brought to dishonour who desire my hurt!
15Let them be appalled because of their shame
who say to me, "Aha, Aha!"

16But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is Yahweh!"
17As for me, I am poor and needy;
but Yahweh takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not tarry, O my God!

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