Psalm 55 (Mid-hour of Sixth Hour)
(Psalm 56 – Hebrew Numbering)
Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me down all the day long; making war, he hath afflicted me.
Mine enemies have trodden me down all the day long, for many are they that war against me from on high.
By day I shall not fear; but as for me, I will hope in Thee.
In God will I commend my words, in God I have set my hope; I will not fear what flesh shall do to me.
All the day long they detested my words, all their thoughts were against me for evil.
They will dwell near and will hide themselves; they will watch where I set my heel, even as they have waited for my soul.
On no account wilt Thou save them, in wrath wilt Thou bring down the peoples, O God.
My life have I declared unto Thee; Thou hast set my tears before Thee.
Even as in Thy promise, mine enemies shall be turned back.
In what day soever I shall call upon Thee, behold, I know that Thou art God.
In God will I praise His word, in the Lord will I praise His speech; in God have I put my hope, I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
In me, O God, there be vows, which I will render in praise of Thee.
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from sliding, that I may be well-pleasing before the Lord in the light of the living.