A Prayer for Help against the Foe
108 1 A Song. A Psalm of David. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! Awake, my soul! 2 Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! 3 I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the peoples, I will sing praises to thee among the nations. 4 For thy steadfast love is great above the heavens, thy faithfulness reaches to the clouds. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let thy glory be over all the earth!
6 That thy beloved may be delivered, give help by thy right hand, and answer me! 7 God has promised in his sanctuary: "With exultation I will divide up Shechem, and portion out the Vale of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine; Manas'seh is mine; E'phraim is my helmet; Judah my scepter. 9 Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph." 10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom? 11 Hast thou not rejected us, O God? Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies. 12 O grant us help against the foe, for vain is the help of man! 13 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.