Psalm 108

[A song and a psalm by David.]
With God on Our Side

1 Our God, I am faithful to you
    with all my heart,
        and you can trust me.
    I will sing
    and play music for you
        with all that I am.
2 I will start playing my harps
        before the sun rises.
3 I will praise you, Lord,
        for everyone to hear;
    I will sing hymns to you
        in every nation.
4 Your love reaches higher
        than the heavens,
    and your loyalty extends
        beyond the clouds.

5 Our God, may you be honored
        above the heavens;
    may your glory be seen
        everywhere on earth.
6 Answer my prayers
    and use your powerful arm
        to give us victory.
    Then the people you love
        will be safe.

7 Our God, from your holy place
        you made this promise:
    “I will gladly divide up
        the city of Shechem
    and give away Succoth Valley
        piece by piece.
8 The lands of Gilead
        and Manasseh are mine.
    Ephraim is my war helmet,
    and Judah is my symbol
        of royal power.
9 Moab is merely my washbasin,
        and Edom belongs to me.
    I shout with victory
        over the Philistines.”

10 Our God, who will bring me
    to the fortress
        or lead me to Edom?
11 Have you rejected us?
        You don’t lead our armies.
12 Help us defeat our enemies!
        No one else can rescue us.
13 You are the one
     who gives us victory
        and crushes our enemies.

The Contemporary English Version, c1995 by the American Bible Society.
Selected texts provided for use with the Hypertext Bible Commentary