A Prayer for Help against the Foe
108 1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will make songs and melody, even with my glory. 2 Give out your sounds, O corded instruments: the dawn will be awaking with my song. 3 I will give you praise, O Lord, among the peoples; I will make melody to you among the nations. 4 For your mercy is higher than the heavens: and your unchanging faith than the clouds. 5 Be lifted up, O God, higher than the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
6 Let your right hand be stretched out for salvation, and give me an answer, so that your loved ones may be safe from danger. 7 This is the word of the holy God: I will be glad; I will make Shechem a heritage, measuring out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is the strength of my head; Judah is my law-giver; 9 Moab is my washpot; on Edom is the resting-place of my shoe; over Philistia will I send out a glad cry. 10 Who will take me into the strong town? who will be my guide into Edom? 11 Have you not sent us away from you, O God? and you go not out with our armies. 12 Give us help in our trouble; for there is no help in man. 13 With God we will do great things; for by him will our haters be crushed underfoot.
The Wonders of the Exodus
114 1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the children of Jacob from a people whose language was strange to them; 2 Judah became his holy place, and Israel his kingdom. 3 The sea saw it, and went in flight; Jordan was turned back. 4 The mountains were jumping like goats, and the little hills like lambs. 5 What was wrong with you, O sea, that you went in flight? O Jordan, that you were turned back? 6 You mountains, why were you jumping like goats, and you little hills like lambs? 7 Be troubled, O earth, before the Lord, before the God of Jacob; 8 Who made the rock into a water-spring, and the hard stone into a fountain.