Psalms 3

Covered by the Glory
King David’s song when he was forced to flee from Absalom, his own son
The Humbling of a King
1Lord, I have so many enemies, so many who are against me.
2Listen to how they whisper their slander against me, saying:
“Look! He’s hopeless! Even God can’t save him from this!”
Pause in his presence
The Help of God
3But in the depths of my heart I truly know
that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield;
You take me and surround me with yourself.
Your glory covers me continually.
You lift high my head when I bow low in shame.
4I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from your holy presence.
You send me a Father’s help.
Pause in his presence
The Song of Safety
5So now I’ll lie down and sleep like a baby—
then I’ll awake in safety, for you surround me with your glory.
6Even though dark powers prowl around me,
I won’t be afraid.
The Secret of Strength
7I simply cry out to you:
“Rise up and help me, Lord! Come and save me!”
And you will slap them in the face,
breaking the power of their words to harm me.
8My true hero comes to my rescue,
for the Lord alone is my Savior.
What a feast of favor and bliss he gives his people!
Pause in his presence