R.) This poor man called and the Lord heard him.
I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him. (R.)
The Lord turns his eyes on the just
and his ears to their appeal.
They call and the Lord hears
and rescues them in all their distress. (R.)
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
Many are the trials of the just man
but from them all the Lord will rescue him. (R.)