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Psalm 4

A David Psalm

1When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room;

Now I'm in trouble again: grace me! hear me!

2You rabble—how long do I put up with your scorn?

How long will you lust after lies?

How long will you live crazed by illusion?

3Look at this: look

Who got picked by God!

He listens the split second I call to him.

4-5Complain if you must, but don't lash out.

Keep your mouth shut, and let your heart do the talking.

Build your case before God and wait for his verdict.

6-7Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say.

"More, more."

I have God's more-than-enough,

More joy in one ordinary day

7-8Than they get in all their shopping sprees.

At day's end I'm ready for sound sleep,

For you, God, have put my life back together.