With patience I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He was attentive unto me,
and He hearkened unto my supplication.
And He brought me up out of the pit of misery,
and from the mire of clay.
And He hath put into my mouth a new song,
a hymn unto our God.
-From Psalm 39
Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord;
O Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou shouldest mark iniquities,
O Lord, O Lord, who shall stand?
For with Thee there is forgiveness.
For Thy name’s sake
have I patiently waited for Thee, O Lord;
my soul hath waited patiently for Thy word,
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch until night,
from the morning watch let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy,
and with Him is plenteous redemption,
and He shall redeem Israel
out of all his iniquities.
The principal part of faith is patience.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.