A song of the stairway, by King David
1What if God had not been on our side? Let all Israel admit this!
2-3What if God had not been there for us?
Our enemies, in their violent anger,
would have swallowed us up alive!
4-5The nations, with their flood of rage, would have swept us away
and we would have drowned,
perished beneath their torrent of terror!
6We can praise God over and over that he never left us!
God wouldn’t allow the terror of our enemies to defeat us.
7We are free from the hunter’s trap;
their snare is broken and we have escaped!
8For the same God who made everything,
our Creator and our mighty maker,
he himself is our helper and defender!