THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 86 ©
David, being fallen into great straits, takes his refuge to his merciful and almighty God, praying for a gracious deliverance out of them, to his comfort and to the confusion of his enemies, and promising God to be thankful for it.
A 1Prayer of David.
BOW down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my soul; for I am 2holy: O thou my God, save 3thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for 4unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For thou, Lord, art good, and 5ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
Ina the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
6Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are thereb any works like unto thy works.
All nations whom thou hast made 7shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
Teachc me 8thy way, O LORD; I will walk 9in thy truth: unite my heart 10to fear thy name.
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered 11my soul from 12the lowest hell.
O God, thed proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and 13have not set thee before them.
But thou, O Lord, arte a God full of compassion, and gracious, 14longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and 15truth.
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; 16give thy strength unto thy servant, and save 17the son of thine handmaid.
Shew me a token 18for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: 19because thou, LORD, hast holpenf me, and comforted me.