LORD, you establish peace1 for us; all that we have accomplished you have done2 for us.
O LORD, our God, other lords3 besides you have ruled over us, but your name4 alone do we honor.514
They are now dead,6 they live no more; those departed spirits7 do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin;8 you wiped out all memory of them.915
You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; you have enlarged the nation.10 You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders11 of the land.
LORD, they came to you in their distress;12 when you disciplined13 them, they could barely whisper14 a prayer.a17
As a woman with child and about to give birth15 writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, O LORD.
We were with child, we writhed in pain, but we gave birth16 to wind. We have not brought salvation17 to the earth; we have not given birth to people of the world.1819
But your dead19 will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust,20 wake up and shout for joy. Your dew21 is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.22