A Song. A Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my soul!
Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, among the peoples, I will sing praises to thee among the nations.
For thy steadfast love is great above the heavens, thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let thy glory be over all the earth!
That thy beloved may be delivered, give help by thy right hand, and answer me!
God has promised in his sanctuary: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
Gilead is mine; Manas'seh is mine; E'phraim is my helmet; Judah my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph."
Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?
Hast thou not rejected us, O God? Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.
O grant us help against the foe, for vain is the help of man!
With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
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 w/ Apocrypha)