Leader: In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!
ALL: In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
Leader: Be to me a rock of refuge, A strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
ALL: Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
Leader: For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
ALL: Upon you I have leaned from my birth; It was you who took me from my mother's womb. My praise is continually of you.