1 A song. A melody of David.
My heart is steadfast, O God. I will sing and make music with my whole being.
2 Do awake, O stringed instrument; you too, O harp. I will awaken the dawn.
3 I will praise you among the peoples, O Jehovah, And I will sing praises to you among the nations.
4 For your loyal love is great, as high as the heavens, And your faithfulness, up to the skies.
5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; May your glory be over all the earth.
6 So that your loved ones may be rescued, Save us with your right hand and answer me.
7 God has spoken in his holiness: “I will exult, I will give out Sheʹchem as an inheritance, And I will measure off the Valley of Sucʹcoth.
8 Gilʹead belongs to me, as does Manasʹseh, And Eʹphraim is the helmet for my head; Judah is my commander’s staff.
9 Moʹab is my washbasin. Over Eʹdom I will throw my sandal. Over Philisʹtia I will shout in triumph.”
10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me as far as Eʹdom?
11 Is it not you, O God, who have rejected us, Our God, who no longer goes out with our armies?
12 Help us in our distress, For salvation by humans is worthless.
13 By God we will gain power, And he will trample on our adversaries.