A song, a psalm of David
1 I am determined, O God!
I will sing and praise you with my whole heart.
2 Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!
I will wake up at dawn!
3 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Lord!
I will sing praises to you before foreigners!
4 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky,
and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
5 Rise up above the sky, O God!
May your splendour cover the whole earth!
6 Deliver by your power and answer me,
so that the ones you love may be safe.
7 God has spoken in his sanctuary:
“I will triumph! I will parcel out Shechem,
the valley of Succoth I will measure off.
8 Gilead belongs to me,
as does Manasseh!
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah my royal sceptre.
9 Moab is my wash basin.
I will make Edom serve me.
I will shout in triumph over Philistia.”
10 Who will lead me into the fortified city?
Who will bring me to Edom?
11 Have you not rejected us, O God?
O God, you do not go into battle with our armies.
12 Give us help against the enemy,
for any help men might offer is futile.
13 By God’s power we will conquer;
he will trample down our enemies.