David wrote this special song for the music leader. Use
prayer when a friend turns against you
Verses 1-8: David tells us that his enemies have made him afraid.
Verses 9-14: David tells us that his friend has turned against him.
Verses 15-23: David prays that God will
Do not turn away
when I ask you to help me.
I am very
They are too many for me.
They are so angry that they
and they give me nothing but trouble.
Death seems very close,
and I am very afraid.
My troubles are too much for me.
I would fly away to a safe place.
and I would live in the
The strong winds and storms of my enemies
would not reach me there!’
Stop them from doing what they want to do.
Everywhere that I look in the city,
I see that they do cruel things to attack people.
in the day and at night.
Inside the city they do
that bring trouble everywhere.
In all the city's streets, they move freely.
They hurt people and they
That would not have hurt me.
If my enemy
I can always hide from him!
We did things as men together,
We often went to God's temple,
and we joined with the crowd of people there.
May they go down into their
They are at home with
and that is all that they think about.
The Lord will make me safe.
morning, noon and night.
He will listen to what I say.
who attack me all the time.
But God will
He will listen to me,
and he will
They refuse to change their thoughts,
and they do not respect God.
He has not been a true friend,
as he promised to be.
but he is really thinking about war.
His words are easy to listen to,
but they hurt like sharp knives.
He will take care of you.
He will never let his own people fall.
you, God, will send them to their
They will go down into the deep hole of death
while they are still young.
That is what will happen to those cruel people,
who kill and
But I will