But you, O God, are my king1 from of old; you bring salvation2 upon the earth.
It was you who split open the sea3 by your power; you broke the heads of the monster4 in the waters.
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan5 and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert.615
It was you who opened up springs7 and streams; you dried up8 the ever flowing rivers.
The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.917
It was you who set all the boundaries10 of the earth; you made both summer and winter.1118
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, O LORD, how foolish people12 have reviled your name.
Do not hand over the life of your dove13 to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted14 people forever.
Have regard for your covenant,15 because haunts of violence fill the dark places16 of the land.
Do not let the oppressed17 retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy18 praise your name.
Rise up,19 O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools20 mock you all day long.