The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Book of Psalms
(A song. A psalm. Of David.)
A true heart, my God, a heart true to thy service; I will sing of thee and praise thee.
Wake, my heart, wake, echoes of harp and viol; dawn shall find me watching.
Let me give thanks, Lord, for all the world to hear it, sing psalms while the Gentiles listen,
of thy mercy, high above heaven itself, of thy faithfulness, that reaches the clouds!
O God, mount high above the heavens✻ till thy glory overshadows the whole earth.
Now bring aid to the men thou lovest, give our prayer answer, and lift thy right hand to save.
God’s word came to us from his sanctuary: In triumph I will divide up Sichem, and parcel out the valley of Tents;
to me Galaad, to me Manasses belongs; Ephraim is my helmet, Juda the staff I bear.
Now Moab, too, shall be my drudge; over Edom I will claim my right; I will lead the Philistines away in triumph.
Such was the oracle; but now who is to lead me on my march against this fortress, who is to find an entrance for me into Edom,
when thou, O God, hast disowned us, and wilt not go into battle with our armies?
It is thou that must deliver us from peril; vain is the help of man.
Only through God can we fight victoriously; only he can trample our oppressors in the dust.✻
The Holy Bible