I love you, O LORD, my strength.12
The LORD is my rock,2 my fortress3 and my deliverer;4 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.5 He is my shield6 and the horna of my salvation,7 my stronghold.
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,8 and I am saved from my enemies.94
The cords of death10 entangled me; the torrents11 of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the graveb coiled around me; the snares of death12 confronted me.
In my distress13 I called to the LORD;14 I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice;15 my cry came16 before him, into his ears.
The earth trembled17 and quaked,18 and the foundations of the mountains shook;19 they trembled because he was angry.208
Smoke rose from his nostrils;21 consuming fire22 came from his mouth, burning coals23 blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;24 dark clouds25 were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim26 and flew; he soared27 on the wings of the wind.2811
He made darkness his covering,29 his canopy30 around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky.