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Psalm 28

The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield


      1 To you, O LORD, I call; 

      my rock, be not deaf to me, 

      lest, if you be silent to me, 

      I become like those who go down to the pit. 

      2 Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, 

      when I cry to you for help, 

      when I lift up my hands 

      toward your most holy sanctuary. 

      3 Do not drag me off with the wicked, 

      with the workers of evil, 

      who speak peace with their neighbors 

      while evil is in their hearts. 

      4 Give to them according to their work 

      and according to the evil of their deeds; 

      give to them according to the work of their hands; 

      render them their due reward. 

      5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD 

      or the work of his hands, 

      he will tear them down and build them up no more. 

      6 Blessed be the LORD! 

      For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. 

      7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; 

      in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; 

      my heart exults, 

      and with my song I give thanks to him. 

      8 The LORD is the strength of his people; 

      he is the saving refuge of his anointed. 

      9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! 

      Be their shepherd and carry them forever.