A Prayer for Help against the Foe

1081 My heart is steadfast , O God ; I will sing , I will sing praises , even with my soul . 2 Awake , harp and lyre ; I will awaken the dawn ! 3 I will give thanks to You, O Lord , among the peoples , And I will sing praises to You among the nations . 4 For Your lovingkindness is great above e the heavens , And Your truth reaches to the skies . 5 Be exalted , O God , above the heavens , And Your glory above all the earth .

6 That Your beloved may be delivered , Save with Your right hand , and answer me! 7 God has spoken in His holiness : "I will exult , I will portion out Shechem And measure out the valley of Succoth . 8 "Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine; Ephraim also is the helmet of My head ; Judah is My scepter . 9 "Moab is My washbowl ; Over Edom I shall throw My shoe ; Over Philistia I will shout aloud ." 10 Who will bring me into the besieged city ? Who will lead me to Edom ? 11 Have not You Yourself, O God , rejected us? And will You not go forth with our armies , O God ? 12 Oh give us help against the adversary , For deliverance by man is in vain . 13 Through God we will do valiantly , And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries .