David's praise of the Lord
||O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
||Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
||I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
||For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
A prayer for God's assistance
||Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;
||That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.
||God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
||Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
||Moab is my washpot: over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph.
||Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
||Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
||Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
||Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.