A Prayer for Mercy
1231 To you my eyes are lifted up, even to you whose seat is in the heavens. 2 See! as the eyes of servants are turned to the hands of their masters, and the eyes of a servant-girl to her owner, so our eyes are waiting for the Lord our God, till he has mercy on us. 3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us: for all men are looking down on us. 4 For long enough have men of pride made sport of our soul.
Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
1241 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side (let Israel now say); 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men came up against us; 3 They would have made a meal of us while still living, in the heat of their wrath against us: 4 We would have been covered by the waters; the streams would have gone over our soul; 5 Yes, the waters of pride would have gone over our soul.
6 Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be wounded by their teeth. 7 Our soul has gone free like a bird out of the net of those who would take her: the net is broken, and we are free. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
The LORD Is Round about His People
1251 Those whose hope is in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion, which may not be moved, but keeps its place for ever. 2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people, from this time and for ever. 3 For the rod of sinners will not be resting on the heritage of the upright; so that the upright may not put out their hands to evil.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in heart. 5 But as for such as are turned out of the straight way, the Lord will take them away with the workers of evil. Let peace be on Israel.