Psalm 4 (CSB)
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 How long, exalted ones, will my honor be insulted? How long will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
3 Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
4 Be angry and do not sin; reflect in your heart while on your bed and be silent. Selah
5 Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.
6 Many are asking, “Who can show us anything good?” Let the light of your face shine on us, LORD.
7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound.
8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, make me live in safety.
You have helped me in the past and this time I still need you.
I have dismissed all the lies around me.
I still need you. I still need your love. I still need your mercy. I still need your grace.
Give me your hand. I need to feel your embrace. I need to feel your warmth. I know you are always with me.
Right now, I will lay in peace.
Because you are with me.