1A song of degrees, or Psalme of David. If the Lord had not bene on our side, (may Israel now say) 2If the Lord had not bene on our side, when men rose vp against vs, 3They had then swallowed vs vp quicke, when their wrath was kindled against vs. 4Then the waters had drowned vs, and the streame had gone ouer our soule: 5Then had the swelling waters gone ouer our soule. 6Praysed be the Lord, which hath not giuen vs as a praye vnto their teeth. 7Our soule is escaped, euen as a bird out of the snare of the foulers: the snare is broken, and we are deliuered. 8Our helpe is in the Name of the Lord, which hath made heauen and earth.