Psalm 144

Music:

LENOX

Lyrics:

Psalm 144.1  Blessed be the LORD my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for the fight.
2 My steadfast love, my fort
my stronghold, my deliverer,
my shield in Whom I refuge take,
He brings my people under me.

3 O LORD, what then is man
that You take note of him?
What is the son of man
that You consider him?
4 A breath, a nothingness is man.
As for the days of man, they all
are like a shadow passing by.

5 O LORD, bow low Your heav’ns;
may You Yourself come down.
Yes, touch the mountaintops
and cause them thus to smoke.
6 Make lightning flash and scatter them
O may Your arrows be sent forth
to trouble and disquiet them!

7 Your hand send from on high
to rescue me and save
from waters great and deep,
from hands of alien folk,
8 Whose mouth speaks always what is false,
and even the right hand of whom
is a right hand of cunning lies.

9 O God, in praise to You,
a new song I will sing.
Upon a ten-stringed harp
Your praises I will play.
10 For He salvation gives to kings;
His servant David He will help
and keep him from the wasting sword.

11 O rescue me and save,
grant me deliverance,
from hands of alien folk,
from power of foreigners,
whose mouth speaks always what is false,
and even the right hand of whom
is a right hand of cunning lies.

12 So be our sons like plants
grown sturdy in their youth,
and may our daughters be
like palace cornerstones;
13 all kinds of goods fill up our barns;
our flocks of sheep be multiplied
by thousands and ten thousands more;

yes, may our cattle bear.
14 May there be no attacks,
no going forth to war,
no outcry in our streets.
15 O happy people who are thus!
O happy people who can say
they have the LORD to be their God!