Rescue me from my enemies, my God; lift me out of reach of my foes.
Deliver me from evildoers; from the bloodthirsty save me.
They have set an ambush for my life; the powerful conspire against me.
For no offense or misdeed of mine, Lord,
for no fault they hurry to take up arms. Come near and see my plight!

But I shall sing of your strength (Lord), extol your love at dawn,
for you are my fortress, my refuge in time of trouble.
My strength, your praise I will sing; you, God, are my fortress, my loving God.

Psalm 59:2-5; 17-18