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Psalm 40

Thanksgiving for Deliverance and Prayer for Help

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

1

I waited patiently for the Lord;

he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2

He drew me up from the desolate pit,

out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my steps secure.

3

He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust in the Lord.

 

4

Happy are those who make

the Lord their trust,

who do not turn to the proud,

to those who go astray after false gods.

5

You have multiplied, O Lord 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 counted.

 

6

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,

but you have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering

you have not required.

7

Then I said, “Here I am;

in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

8

I delight to do your will, O my God;

your law is within my heart.”

 

9

I have told the glad news of deliverance

in the great congregation;

see, I have not restrained my lips,

as you know, O Lord.

10

I have not hidden 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.

 

11

Do not, O Lord, withhold

your mercy from me;

let your steadfast love and your faithfulness

keep me safe forever.


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