The God Who Always Wins
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A song of Asaph.
1People in Judah know God.
People in Israel know he is great.
2He lives in Jerusalem.
His home is on Mount Zion.
3There God broke the flaming arrows,
the shields and swords of war. Selah
4God, how wonderful you are!
You are more wonderful than the hills full of animals.
5The brave soldiers were stripped
as they lay asleep in death.
Not one warrior
had the strength to stop it.
6God of Jacob, when you spoke strongly,
horses and riders fell dead.
7You should be feared.
Who can stand against you when you are angry?
8From heaven you gave the decision.
And the earth was afraid and silent.
9God, you stood up to judge
and to save the people of the earth who were not proud. Selah
10People praise you for your anger against evil.
Those who live through your anger are stopped from doing more evil.
11Keep your promises to the Lord your God.
From all around gifts should come to the God we worship.
12God defeats great leaders.
The kings on earth fear him.