1: Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed. 2: I cry out to God Most High, to God who accomplishes my requests for me. 3: He will send from heaven, and save me, he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah. God will send out his loving kindness and his truth. 4: My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5: Be exalted, God, above the heavens! Let your glory be above all the earth! 6: They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah. 7: My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises. 8: Wake up, my glory! Wake up, psaltery and harp! I will wake up the dawn. 9: I will give thanks to you, Lord, among the peoples. I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10: For your great loving kindness reaches to the heavens, and your truth to the skies. 11: Be exalted, God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 58 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David.