Psalm 56 (CSB)
For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Miktam of David. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.
1 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long.
2 My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me.
3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
5 They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil.
6 They stir up strife, they lurk, they watch my steps while they wait to take my life.
7 Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath.
8 You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
9 Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This I know: God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11 in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere humans do to me?
12 I am obligated by vows to you, God; I will make my thanksgiving sacrifices to you.
13 For you rescued me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.
I have spent all of my life Being scared Being fearful of man And worrying about what did they think of me My eyes were never Where they should have been They should have been fixated On the only one Who answers my cries quiets my soul Cares for my heart Loves me till the end And brings me all the way home. Breath life into me When I turn away And start to be anxious and fearing man Man cannot save me Man cannot soothe me Man cannot save my soul Only you, my Lord Can save me And love me And heal me. Be with me. Amen.