The LORD looks down from heaven. He sees all of Adam's descendants.
From the place where he sits enthroned, he looks down upon all who live on earth.
The one who formed their hearts understands everything they do.
No king achieves a victory with a large army. No warrior rescues himself by his own great strength.
Horses are not a guarantee for victory. Their great strength cannot help someone escape.
The LORD's eyes are on those who fear him, on those who wait with hope for his mercy
to rescue their souls from death and keep them alive during a famine.
We wait for the LORD. He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts find joy. In his holy name we trust.
Let your mercy rest on us, O LORD, since we wait with hope for you.