The Tikun Klali
1 A sweet song of David, a crown for his head. Protect me, God, for I
take refuge in You.
2 Community of Israel, say to God: You are my L_rd, The goodness that You
show me is not my due from You, it is because of Your love.
3 Because of the holy ones who rest in the earth And those who were firm
in their fear of God _ All my desires are fulfilled through their
4 But as for those who hurry after other gods, Their afflictions will be
multiplied. I will not pour out libations of blood like theirs, I will
not bear the names of their gods upon my lips.
5 God, my lot and my portion, cup of my abundance, You have guided me to
choose a goodly portion: faith in God.
6 My lot has fallen in places of pleasantness, mine is an inheritance of
grace and beauty.
7 As for me, I will bless God, for He guides me to chose life and follow
his ways Even in the night_time, my reins give me counsel in the fear
and love of God.
8 I have placed God before me always, He is always at my right hand: I
will not stumble.
9 Therefore my heart is joyous, my soul, glory of my being, exults. My
very flesh will dwell secure
10 For you will not cast my soul into hell, You will not allow your
devoted one to see destruction.
11 You will teach me the path of life and grant me the ultimate
contentment and joy _ The joy of Your countenance, the eternal bliss at
Your right hand.
1. A song of David to teach wisdom. Happy is he whose sin is forgiven
and his transgression covered over.
2 Happy is the man whose wrong_doing God will not hold against him,
because he has truly repented and he has no intention of deceiving
either God or man.
3 As long as I kept silent and did not confess my sins before you I
became worn down in my very essence, groaning all the day in fear of
4 Because day and night your hand was heavy upon me, my vitality turned
as dry as the parchedness of summer. Selah.
5 Therefore I will acknowledge my transgression; I do not hide my
wrongdoing. I said I will acknowledge my sins before God: And You have
forgiven my sin and transgression. Selah.
6 Let everyone who is devoted to You offer this prayer at the moment You
are to be found That when punishments are sent to scour him at least
they should not come upon him like a swelling flood of water.
7 You are my refuge; You guard me from the enemy terror You surround me
with the joys of deliverance. Selah.
8 You have said: I will teach you wisdom and light up the path you
should travel. With gestures of my eye will I give you counsel.
9 Do not be like a horse or a stubborn mule which do not understand,
which do not distinguish between one who wants to help them and one who
wants to harm them. Even when you groom and adorn them, you must curb
them with bridle and halter so they will not come close and injure you.
10 The wicked man, who like them, chaffs at
suffering, has many troubles But one who trusts in God, knowing that all
the suffering God sends is intended to cleanse and refine him, he will
be surrounded with love.
11 Take joy in God, the source of this love. Exult, you righteous, and
shout for joy all who are upright in their heart.
1. For the leader of the singers. A song of David.
2 Happy is he who cares for the poor and the sick. On the day of evil
God will rescue him.
3 God will guard him and give him life. Throughout the world he will be
considered happy. You will not subject him to the desire of his enemies.
4 God will sustain him when he is on his sickbed. Even when he is ill,
You attend him and turn him from one side to the other.
5 But as for me, whom no one comes to visit, I have said: God, have pity
Heal my soul for I have sinned against you.
6 My enemies speak evil against me: When will he die and his name be
7 Even if my enemy comes to see, his protestations of concern are false
As he sits there, his heart gathers up malicious thoughts, which he will
then go out and spread.
8 All those who hate me whisper together against me and plot evil
9 They say how All his evil has now returned on his own head in the form
of his illness, and now that he has succumbed, he will never get up
10 Even the man I was at peace with, whom I trusted and gave my bread to
eat, he has also set up a great ambush about me.
11 But You, O God, take pity on me and raise me up and I shall repay
12 By the fact of Your healing me I will know that You have accepted me,
if my enemy will not triumph over me.
13 As for me, it is in my purity that You have supported me and
established me before You for ever.
14 When I am healed I will praise you: Blessed be the L_rd, God of
Israel, from eternity to eternity. Amen. Amen.