Psalm 16

S.M. D

1O keep me safe, my God—I take refuge in Thee.
2I said to God, “You are my Lord; I have no good but Thee.”
3As for Your saints on earth, they are the glo-rious ones;
The godly who are my delight—Your daughters and Your sons.

4Those who seek other gods, their sorrows will increase,
For chasing after emptiness will never bring them peace.
I will not join with them, blood offerings to make;
The names of idols, empty gods, on my lips I’ll not take.

5The Lord‘s my portion and my cup, my sure defense;
For You have made my lot secure – You’re my inheritance.
6The bound’ries of my life have fallen pleasantly;
My heritage, my sure repose, is beautiful to me.

7I’ll praise and bless the Lord who has instructed me;
Indeed, my heart and mind all night do counsel give to me.
8For I have set the Lord before me e’er to stand;
And I will never shaken be, for He’s at my right hand.

9Therefore, my heart is glad, my spirit does rejoice;
My flesh will also dwell secure, and I’ll lift up my voice.
10You won’t abandon me to death and the grave’s sway;
You won’t allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

11You have made known to me the path of life, the Way;
For in Your presence there is joy in all its full array.
At Your right hand are found both joy and pleasures’ store;
For in Your presence, at Your hand, are pleasures evermore.