^49Remember, Lord, thy gracious word
thou to thy servant spake,
Which, for a ground of my sure hope,
thou causedst me to take.
^50This word of thine my comfort is
in mine affliction:
For in my straits I am reviv'd
by this thy word alone.
^51The men whose hearts with pride are stuff'd
did greatly me deride;
Yet from thy straight commandements
I have not turn'd aside.
^52Thy judgments righteous, O Lord,
which thou of old forth gave,
I did remember, and myself
by them comforted have.
^53Horror took hold on me, because
ill men thy law forsake.
^54I in my house of pilgrimage
thy laws my songs do make.
^55Thy name by night, Lord, I did mind,
and I have kept thy law.
^56And this I had, because thy word
I kept, and stood in awe.