Psalm 17.1–7, 17.16
1 Hear my just cause, O Lord, give heed to my cry:
listen to my prayer, that comes from no lying lips.
2 Let judgement for me come forth from your presence:
and let your eyes discern the right.
3 Though you search my heart,
and visit me in the night-time:
though you try me by fire,
you will find no wickedness in me.
4 My mouth does not transgress, like the mouth of others:
for I have kept the word of your lips.
5 My steps have held firm in the way of your commands:
and my feet have not stumbled from your paths.
6 I call upon you, O God, for you will surely answer:
incline your ear to me, and hear my words.
7 Show me the wonders of your steadfast love,
O saviour of those who come to you for refuge:
who by your right hand deliver them
from those that rise up against them.
16 And I also shall see your face, because my cause is just:
when I awake and see you as you are, I shall be satisfied.