A song for going up to the Temple.
1 LORD, I am in deep trouble,
so I am calling to you for help.
2 My Lord, listen to me.
Listen to my cry for help.
3 LORD, if you punished people for all their sins,
no one would be left alive.
4 But you forgive people,
so they fear and respect you.
5 I am waiting for the LORD to help me.
My soul waits for him.
I trust what he says.
6 I am waiting for my Lord,
like a guard waiting and waiting for the morning to come.
7 Israel, trust in the LORD.
The LORD is the one who is faithful and true.
He saves us again and again,
8 and he is the one who will save the people of Israel from all their sins.