1You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you have been angry—now restore us!2You have shaken the land and torn it open; mend its fractures, for it is quaking.3You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.4But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.5Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.6God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.7Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.8Moab is my washbasin, on Edom I toss my sandal; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”9Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?10Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us and no longer go out with our armies?11Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless.12With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.
1Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.2From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.3For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.4I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.5For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.6Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.7May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.8Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.
1Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.2Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.3How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence?4Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.5Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.6Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.7My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.8Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.9Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.10Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.11One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,12and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”
1You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.2I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.3Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.4I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.5I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.6On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.7Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.8I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.9Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.10They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.11But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
1Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.2Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.3They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.4They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.5They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it ?”6They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.7But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.8He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.9All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.10The righteous will rejoice in the LORDand take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!
1Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.2You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.3When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.4Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.5You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,6who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,7who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.8The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.9You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.10You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.11You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.12The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.13The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
1Shout for joy to God, all the earth!2Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.3Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.4All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”5Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!6He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.7He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.8Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard;9he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.10For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.11You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.12You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.13I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you—14vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.15I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and goats.16Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.17I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.18If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;19but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.20Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!