For the choir director: A psalm of David. In times of trouble, may the LORD respond to your cry. May the God of Israel keep you safe from all harm. 2
May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem. 3
May he remember all your gifts and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude 4
May he grant your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans. 5
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory, flying banners to honor our God. May the LORD answer all your prayers. 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by his great power. 7
Some nations boast of their armies and weapons, but we boast in the LORD our God. 8
Those nations will fall down and collapse, but we will rise up and stand firm. 9
Give victory to our king, O LORD! Respond to our cry for help.