Psalm 40Cum invocarem
Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; *
you set me
free when I am hard-pressed;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
"You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; *
will you worship dumb idols
and run after false gods?"
Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; *
when I call
upon the LORD, he will hear me.
Tremble, then, and do not sin; *
speak to your heart in silence
upon your bed.
Offer the appointed sacrifices *
and put your trust in the LORD.
Many are saying, "Oh, that we might see better times!" *
the light of your countenance upon us, O LORD.
You have put gladness in my heart, *
more than when grain and
wine and oil increase.
I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; *
for only you,
LORD, make me dwell in safety.