In you, Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue and deliver me; listen to me and save me!
Be my rock and refuge, my secure stronghold; for you are my rock and fortress.
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of the violent.
You are my hope, Lord; my trust, God, from my youth.
On you I depend since birth; from my mother’s womb you are my strength;
my hope in you never wavers.

Psalm 71:1-6