1 Preserve me, O God:
for in you have I taken refuge.
2 I have said to the Lord, You are my lord:
and all my good depends on you.
3 As for those who are held holy on the earth:
the other gods in whom people delight,
4 Though the idols are many that they run after:
their offerings of blood I will not offer,
nor take their name upon my lips.
5 The Lord is my appointed portion and my cup:
you hold my lot in your hands.
6 The share that has fallen to me is in pleasant places:
and a fair land is my possession.
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel:
at night also he has instructed my heart.
8 I have set the Lord always before me:
he is at my right hand, and I shall not fall.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices:
my flesh also shall rest secure.
10 For you will not give me over to the power of death:
nor suffer your faithful one to see the Pit.
11 You will show me the path of life:
in your presence is the fulness of joy,
and from your right hand flow delights for evermore.