^17With me thy servant, in thy grace,
deal bountifully, Lord:
That by thy favor I may live,
and duly keep thy word.
^18Open mine eyes, that of thy law
the wonders I may see.
^19I am a stranger on this earth,
hide not thy laws from me.
^20My soul within me breaks, and doth
much fainting still endure,
Through longing that it hath all times
unto thy judgments pure.
^21Thou hast rebuk'd the cursed proud,
who from thy precepts swerve.
^22Reproach and shame remove from me,
for I thy laws observe.
^23Against me princes spake with spite,
while they in council sat:
But I thy servant did upon
thy statutes meditate.
^24My comfort, and my heart's delight,
thy testimonies be;
And they, in all my doubts and fears,
are counsellors to me.