A song or psalm of David.
1 O GOD, my heart’s fixt, I’ll sing; praise
sing ev’n with my glory.
2 Awake thou Psaltery and Harp;
I will awake early.
3 O thou Jehovah, thee will I
the people praise among:
within the midst of nations
thee will I praise with song.
4 For o’re the heav’ns thy mercies great;
to th’ skies thy truth doth mount.
5 Or’e heav’ns o God, be lift, all earth
let thy glory surmount:
6 That thy beloved people may
be set at liberty:
with thy right hand salvation give,
and do thou answer me.
7 God hath in his own holiness
spoken, rejoice I shall:
of Shechem I’ll division make;
and mete out Succoth’s vale.
8 Mine Gilead, mine Manasseh is,
and Ephraim also he
is of my head the strength: Judah
shall my law-giver be.
9 Moab my wash-pot, I will cast
over Edom my shoo:
I’ll make a shout triumphantly
over Philistia too.
10 Who is it that will bring me to
the city fortified?
who is it that into Edom
will be to me a guide?
11 Wilt not thou do this thing, o God,
who didst us cast thee fro?
and likewise wilt not thou o God,
forth with our armies go?
12 From trouble give us help; for vain
is mans salvation.
13 Through God we shall do valiantly;
for he’ll our foes tread down.