let me never be put to shame.
2n your justice rescue and deliver me;
listen to me and save me!
3e my rock of refuge,
my stronghold to give me safety;
for you are my rock and fortress.
my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked,
from the clutches of the evil and violent.
You are my hope, Lord;
my trust, GOD, from my youth.
On you I have depended since birth;
from my mother’s womb you are my strength;
my hope in you never wavers.
*I have become a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge!
My mouth shall be filled with your praise,
shall sing your glory every day.
Do not cast me aside in my old age;
as my strength fails, do not forsake me.
For my enemies speak against me;
they watch and plot against me.
They say, “God has abandoned him.
Pursue, and seize him!
No one will come to the rescue!”
I will always hope in youand add to all your praise.
Psalm 71: 1-11,14