1 I waited patiently for God;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He pulled me from destruction's pit
and set my feet on solid ground.
He put a new song in my mouth.
How blest are those who trust the LORD.
My God, your deeds and plans are great;
they number more than I can count.
2 You do not want a sacrifice;
instead, you claim my life, my all.
I come to you obediently;
to do your will is my delight.
Before your people I proclaim
the gospel of your righteousness.
I do not hide your love and truth,
but speak of your great faithfulness.
3 Do not withhold your mercy, LORD;
protect me with your love and truth.
For troubles now surround my life,
my sins have overtaken me.
They overwhelm my failing heart;
I cannot see, my way is dark.
Be pleased, O LORD, to rescue me;
come quickly and restore my life.
4 May all who seek to take my life
be put to shame and suffer scorn.
But all who seek you will rejoice
and say, ""The LORD be magnified!""
Yet I am poor and needy, LORD;
please turn to me and hear my cry.
You are my help, my Savior God!
Do not delay, remember me.