Lord, listen to me for you are good, give ear to my plea.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
For I endure scorn for your sake,
and shame covers my face.
I am a foreigner to my own family,
a stranger to my own mother’s children;
for zeal for your house consumes me,
and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
But I pray to you, Lord,
in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God,
answer me with your sure salvation.
Rescue me from the mire,
do not let me sink.
Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
in your great mercy turn to me.
Do not hide your face from your servant;
answer me quickly for I am in trouble.
Come near and rescue me.
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
The poor will see and be glad,
you who seek God, may your hearts live!