Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful,
for I have taken refuge in you; *
in the shadow of your wings will I take refuge
until this time of trouble has gone by.
I will call upon the Most High God, *
the God who maintains my cause.
She will send from heaven and save me;
she will confound those who trample upon me; *
God will send forth her love and her faithfulness.
(adapted from Psalm 57:1-3)