I WAITED patiently and expectantly
for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
2He drew me up out of a horrible pit
[a pit of tumult and of destruction],
out of the miry clay (froth and slime),
and set my feet upon a rock,
steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
3And He has put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many shall see and fear (revere and worship)
and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.