The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost | August 9th, 2020
For the choir director. “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” By David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, for a man pants as he pursues me. All day long an attacker presses against me. 2 Those who spy on me pant as they pursue me all day long. Yes, many are attacking me boldly. 3 On the day when I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God I praise his word. In God I trust. I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? 5 All day long they hurt my cause. All their thoughts against me are evil. 6 They gather together. They hide. They try to trip me by grabbing my heels while they wait to take my life. 7 Because of their wickedness do not let them escape. In your anger bring down the peoples, O God. 8 You keep a record of my tossing and turning. Keep my tears in your bottle. Aren’t they all listed in your book? 9 Then my enemies will turn back on the day when I call. This is how I will know that God is for me. 10 In God I praise a word. In the LORD I praise a word. 11 In God I trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 12 My vows to you are binding, O God. I will complete my thank offerings to you, 13 because you have delivered my life from death. Have you not delivered my feet from stumbling so I can walk before God in the light of life?