1 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.1
2 May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.*2
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.3
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.
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