A hallelujah of David, Jesse's son.I was the smallest of my brothers, the youngest of my father's sons. He made me shepherd of his flock, ruler over their young.
My hands made a flute, my fingers a lyre. Let me give glory to the LORD, I thought to myself.
The mountains cannot witness to God; the hills cannot proclaim him. But the trees have cherished my words, the flocks my deeds.
Who can proclaim, who can announce, who can declare the LORD's deeds? God has seen everything; God has heard everything; God has listened.
God sent his prophet to anoint me; Samuel to make me great. My brothers went out to meet him, handsome in form and appearance:
Their stature tall, their hair beautiful, but the LORD God did not choose them.
Instead, he sent and took me from following the flock. God anointed me with holy oil; God made me leader for his people, ruler over the children of his covenant.