Psalm 40:1–11

1I waited patiently | for the LORD;*

he inclined to me and | heard my cry.

2He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the | miry bog,*

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my | steps secure.

3He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise | to our God.*

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust | in the LORD.

4Blessèd is the man who makes

the | LORD his trust,*

who does not turn to the proud,

to those who go astray af- | ter a lie!

5You have multiplied, O LORD my God,

your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

none can com- | pare with you!*

I will proclaim and tell of them,

yet they are more than | can be told.

6Sacrifice and offering you have not desired,

but you have given me an | open ear.*

Burnt offering and sin offering

you have | not required.

7Then I said, “Behold, | I have come;*

in the scroll of the book it is writ- | ten of me:

8I desire to do your will, | O my God;*

your law is with- | in my heart.”

9I have told the glad news of deliverance

in the great congre- | gation;*

behold, I have not restrained my lips,

as you know, | O LORD.

10I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;

I have spoken of your faithfulness and your sal- | vation;*

I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness

from the great congre- | gation.

11As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain

your mer- | cy from me;*

your steadfast love and your faithfulness will

ever pre- | serve me!