1 I waited patiently for the Lord:
and he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up from the pit of roaring waters,
out of the mire and clay:
and set my feet upon a rock, and made firm my
3 And he has put a new song in my mouth:
even a song of thanksgiving to our God.
4 Many shall see it and fear:
and shall put their trust in the Lord.
5 Blessed are those who have made the Lord their hope:
who have not turned to the proud,
or to those who wander in deceit.
6 O Lord my God, great are the wonderful things
which you have done,
and your thoughts which are towards us:
there is none to be compared with you;
7 Were I to declare them and speak of them:
they are more than I am able to express.
8 Sacrifice and offering you do not desire:
but my ears you have marked for obedience;
9 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required:
then said I, Lo, I come.
10 In the scroll of the book it is written of me,
that I should do your will:
O my God, I long to do it, your law delights my heart.
11 I have declared your righteousness
in the great congregation:
I have not restrained my lips, O Lord,
and that you know.
12 I have not hidden your righteousness in my heart:
I have spoken of your faithfulness and of your salvation.
13 I have not kept back your loving-kindness and your truth:
from the great congregation.
14 O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me:
let your loving-kindness and your truth
ever preserve me.