The Lord Is on Our Side

A Davidic song of ascents.

1 If the Lord had not been on our side- let Israel say-
2 If the Lord had not been on our side when men attacked us,
3 then they would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger against us.
4 Then the waters would have engulfed us; the torrent would have swept over us;
5 the raging waters would have swept over us.
6 Praise the Lord, who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's net; the net is torn, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.a