The prayer of an aged man
In Ps. 25:2,3thee, O Lord, do I put my trust:
Let me never be put to confusion.
Ps. 31:1Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape:
Ps. 17:6Incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
Ps. 31:2,3Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:
Thou hast given Ps. 44:4commandment to save me;
For thou art my rock and my fortress.
Ps. 140:1,4Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou art Jer. 17:7my hope, O Lord God:
Thou art my trust from my youth.
Ps. 22:9,10;Is 46:3By thee have I been holden up from the womb:
Thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:
My praise shall be continually of thee.
Is. 8:18I am as a wonder unto many;
But thou art my strong refuge.
Let Ps. 35:28my mouth be filled with thy praise
And with thy honour all the day.
ver. 18Cast me not off in the time of old age;
Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
For mine enemies speak against me;
And they that lay wait for my soul 2 Sam. 17:1;Mat. 27:1take counsel together,
Saying, God hath forsaken him:
Persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
Ps. 35:22O God, be not far from me:
O my God, Ps. 70:1make haste for my help.
ver. 24Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
But I will hope continually,
And will yet praise thee more and more.
Ps. 35:28My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness
And thy salvation all the day;
For Ps. 40:5I know not the numbers thereof.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God:
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth:
And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
ver. 9Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, forsake me not;
Until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation,
And thy power to every one that is to come.
Ps. 57:10Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high,
Who hast done great things:
Ps. 35:10O God, who is like unto thee!
Ps. 60:3Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles,
Hos. 6:1,2Shalt quicken me again,
And shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Thou shalt increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.
I will also praise thee Ps. 92:1-3with the psaltery,
Even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing
With the harp, O thou 2 Ki. 19:22;Is. 60:9Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee;
And Ps. 103:4my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long:
For they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
A prayer for the king