For the music director; by David; written to get God’s attention.
O God, please be willing to rescue me!
O Lord, hurry and help me!
May those who are trying to take my life
be embarrassed and ashamed!
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed!
May those who say, “Aha! Aha!”
be driven back and disgraced!
May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
May those who love to experience your deliverance say continually,
“May God be praised!”
I am oppressed and needy!
O God, hurry to me!
You are my helper and my deliverer!
O Lord, do not delay!