For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
  1Listen to my words, Lord,
   consider my lament.
  2Hear my cry for help,
   my King and my God,
   for to you I pray.

  3In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
   in the morning I lay my requests before you
   and wait expectantly.
  4For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
   with you, evil people are not welcome.
  5The arrogant cannot stand
   in your presence.
  You hate all who do wrong;
   6you destroy those who tell lies.
  The bloodthirsty and deceitful
   you, Lord, detest.
  7But I, by your great love,
   can come into your house;
  in reverence I bow down
   toward your holy temple.

  8Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
   because of my enemies—
   make your way straight before me.
  9Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
   their heart is filled with malice.
  Their throat is an open grave;
   with their tongues they tell lies.
  10Declare them guilty, O God!
   Let their intrigues be their downfall.
  Banish them for their many sins,
   for they have rebelled against you.
  11But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
   let them ever sing for joy.
  Spread your protection over them,
   that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

  12Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
   you surround them with your favor as with a shield.