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The Psalms 3

A Morning Prayer of Trust in God
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Ab’salom his son. 2 Sam. 15.1317.22

1  LORD, how are they increased that trouble me!
Many are they that rise up against me.
2  Many there be which say of my soul,
There is no help for him in God.
3  But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4  I cried unto the LORD with my voice,
and he heard me out of his holy hill.
5  I laid me down and slept;
I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6  I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people,
that have set themselves against me round about.
7  Arise, O LORD;
save me, O my God:
for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone;
thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8  Salvation belongeth unto the LORD:
thy blessing is upon thy people.

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