For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? [How long] will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.
Many are saying, "Who will show us [any] good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!
You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.