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1 When I was in trouble, I called to the Lord, and he answered me. 2 Lord, save me from liars and from those who plan evil. 3 You who plan evil, what will God do to you? How will he punish you? 4 He will punish you with the sharp arrows of a warrior and with burning coals of wood. 5 How terrible it is for me to live in the land of Meshech, to live among the people of Kedar. 6 I have lived too long with people who hate peace. 7 When I talk peace, they want war. A song for going up to worship.
1 I look up to the hills, but where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps. 4 He who guards Israel never rests or sleeps. 5 The Lord guards you. The LORD is the shade that protects you from the sun. 6 The sun cannot hurt you during the day, and the moon cannot hurt you at night. 7 The Lord will protect you from all dangers; he will guard your life. 8 The Lord will guard you as you come and go, both now and forever. A song for going up to worship. Of David.
1 I was happy when they said to me, "Let's go to the Temple of the Lord." 2 Jerusalem, we are standing at your gates. 3 Jerusalem is built as a city with the buildings close together. 4 The tribes go up there, the tribes who belong to the Lord. to praise the Lord at Jerusalem. 5 There the descendants of David set their thrones to judge the people. 6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem: "May those who love her be safe. 7 May there be peace within her walls and safety within her strong towers." 8 To help my relatives and friends, I say, "Let Jerusalem have peace." 9 For the sake of the Temple of the Lord our God, I wish good for her. A song for going up to worship.
1 Lord, I look upward to you, you who live in heaven. 2 Slaves depend on their masters, and a female servant depends on her mistress. In the same way, we depend on the Lord our God; we wait for him to show us mercy. 3 Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on us, because we have been insulted. 4 We have suffered many insults from lazy people and much cruelty from the proud. A song for going up to worship. Of David.
1 What if the Lord had not been on our side? (Let Israel repeat this.) 2 What if the Lord had not been on our side when we were attacked? 3 When they were angry with us, they would have swallowed us alive. 4 They would have been like a flood drowning us; they would have poured over us like a river. 5 They would have swept us away like a mighty stream. 6 Praise the Lord, who did not let them chew us up. 7 We escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap broke, and we escaped. 8 Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. A song for going up to worship.
1 Those who trust the Lord are like Mount Zion, which sits unmoved forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds his people now and forever. 3 The wicked will not rule over those who do right. If they did, the people who do right might use their power to do evil. 4 Lord, be good to those who are good, whose hearts are honest. 5 But, Lord, when you remove those who do evil, also remove those who stop following you. Let there be peace in Israel. Lord, Bring Your People Back A song for going up to worship.
1 When the Lord brought the prisoners back to Jerusalem, it seemed as if we were dreaming. 2 Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, "The Lord has done great things for them." 3 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are very glad. 4 Lord, return our prisoners again, as you bring streams to the desert. 5 Those who cry as they plant crops will sing at harvest time. 6 Those who cry as they carry out the seeds will return singing and carrying bundles of grain. A song for going up to worship. Of Solomon.
1 If the Lord doesn't build the house, the builders are working for nothing. If the Lord doesn't guard the city, the guards are watching for nothing. 2 It is no use for you to get up early and stay up late, working for a living. The Lord gives sleep to those he loves. 3 Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward. 4 Children who are born to a young man are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. 5 Happy is the man who has his bag full of arrows. They will not be defeated when they fight their enemies at the city gate. A song for going up to worship.
1 Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. 2 You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. 3 Your wife will give you many children, like a vine that produces much fruit. Your children will bring you much good, like olive branches that produce many olives. 4 This is how the man who respects the Lord will be blessed. 5 May the Lord bless you from Mount Zion; may you enjoy the good things of Jerusalem all your life. 6 May you see your grandchildren. Let there be peace in Israel. A song for going up to worship.
1 They have treated me badly all my life. (Let Israel repeat this.) 2 They have treated me badly all my life, but they have not defeated me. 3 Like farmers plowing, they plowed over my back, making long wounds. 4 But the Lord does what is right; he has set me free from those wicked people. 5 Let those who hate Jerusalem be turned back in shame. 6 Let them be like the grass on the roof that dries up before it has grown. 7 There is not enough of it to fill a hand or to make into a bundle to fill one's arms. 8 Let those who pass by them not say, "May the Lord bless you. We bless you by the power of the Lord." A song for going up to worship.
1 Lord, I am in great trouble, so I call out to you. 2 Lord, hear my voice; listen to my prayer for help. 3 Lord, if you punished people for all their sins, no one would be left, Lord. 4 But you forgive us, so you are respected. 5 I wait for the Lord to help me, and I trust his word. 6 I wait for the Lord to help me more than night watchmen wait for the dawn, more than night watchmen wait for the dawn. 7 People of Israel, put your hope in the Lord because he is loving and able to save. 8 He will save Israel from all their sins. A song for going up to worship. Of David.
1 Lord, my heart is not proud; I don't look down on others. I don't do great things, and I can't do miracles. 2 But I am calm and quiet, like a baby with its mother. I am at peace, like a baby with its mother. 3 People of Israel, put your hope in the Lord now and forever. A song for going up to worship.
1 Lord, remember David and all his suffering. 2 He made an oath to the Lord, a promise to the Mighty God of Jacob. 3 He said, "I will not go home to my house, or lie down on my bed, 4 or close my eyes, or let myself sleep 5 until I find a place for the Lord. I want to provide a home for the Mighty God of Jacob." 6 We heard about the Ark in Bethlehem. We found it at Kiriath Jearim. 7 Let's go to the Lord's house. Let's worship at his footstool. 8 Rise, Lord, and come to your resting place; come with the Ark that shows your strength. 9 May your priests do what is right. May your people sing for joy. 10 For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your appointed king. 11 The Lord made a promise to David, a sure promise that he will not take back. He promised, "I will make one of your descendants rule as king after you. 12 If your sons keep my agreement and the rules that I teach them, then their sons after them will rule on your throne forever and ever." 13 The Lord has chosen Jerusalem; he wants it for his home. 14 He says, "This is my resting place forever. Here is where I want to stay. 15 I will bless her with plenty; I will fill her poor with food. 16 I will cover her priests with salvation, and those who worship me will really sing for joy. 17 "I will make a king come from the family of David. I will provide my appointed one descendants to rule after him. 18 I will cover his enemies with shame, but his crown will shine." A song for going up to worship. Of David.