Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan, thou didst give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
Thou didst cleave open springs and brooks; thou didst dry up ever-flowing streams.
Thine is the day, thine also the night; thou hast established the luminaries and the sun.
Thou hast fixed all the bounds of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter.
Remember this, O LORD, how the enemy scoffs, and an impious people reviles thy name.
Do not deliver the soul of thy dove to the wild beasts; do not forget the life of thy poor for ever.
Have regard for thy covenant; for the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
Let not the downtrodden be put to shame; let the poor and needy praise thy name.
Arise, O God, plead thy cause; remember how the impious scoff at thee all the day!
Do not forget the clamor of thy foes, the uproar of thy adversaries which goes up continually!
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)