Lord, do not withhold your compassion from me;
may your enduring kindness ever preserve me.
For all about me are evils beyond count; my sins so overcome me I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head; my courage fails me.
Lord, graciously rescue me! Come quickly to help me, Lord!

May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.
May those who long for your help always say, “The Lord be glorified.”
Though I am afflicted and poor, the Lord keeps me in mind.
You are my help and deliver; my God, do not delay!

Psalm 40 continued – verses 12-14, 17-18