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Psalm 3

The Lord is my protector
“He slept and took his rest, but he rose again from the dead, since the Lord was his protector” (St Irenaeus)

How many are my foes, O Lord!
  How many are rising up against me!
How many are saying about me:
  ‘There is no help for him in God.’

But you, Lord, are a shield about me,
  my glory, who lift up my head.
I cry aloud to the Lord.
  He answers from his holy mountain.

I lie down to rest and I sleep.
  I wake, for the Lord upholds me.
I will not fear even thousands of people
  who are ranged on every side against me.

Arise, Lord; save me, my God,
  you who strike my foes on the mouth,
you who break the teeth of the wicked!
  O Lord of salvation, bless your people!