Psalms 41For the leader, with stringed instruments. A psalm of David. Answer my cry, God, my defender. Often from straits you have brought me to spacious places. So now show me your favour and hear my prayer.
2How long, you proud people, will my honour be stained by the slanders you love, and the lies that you follow? (Selah)
3See! The Lord has shown me his wonderful kindness: the Lord hears, when I call to him.
4Sin not in your anger: but speak in your heart on your bed, and be still. (Selah)
5Offer true sacrifice, trust in the Lord.
6Many are longing for fortune to smile. Lift upon us the light of your face.
7You have put in my heart, Lord, a deeper joy than was theirs who had corn and wine in abundance.
8So in peace I will lie down and sleep; for you, Lord, keep me safe.