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Psalm 86

To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

A Prayer of David.

Incline Your ear, O Yahweh, and answer me;
For I am afflicted and needy.
Keep my soul, for I am a holy one;
O You my God, save Your slave who trusts in You.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
For to You I call all day long.
Make glad the soul of Your slave,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
For You, Lord, are good, and by nature forgiving,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Give ear, O Yahweh, to my prayer;
And give heed to the voice of my supplications!
In the day of my distress I shall call upon You,
For You will answer me.
There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord,
Nor are there any works like Yours.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And they shall glorify Your name.
For You are great and do wondrous deeds;
You alone are God.

Teach me Your way, O Yahweh;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And will glorify Your name forever.
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,
And You have delivered my soul from Sheol below.

O God, arrogant men have risen up against me,
And a band of ruthless men have sought my life,
And they have not set You before them.
But You, O Lord, are a God compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
Turn to me, and be gracious to me;
Oh grant Your strength to Your slave,
And save the son of Your maidservant.
Show me a sign for good,
That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,
Because You, O Yahweh, have helped me and comforted me.