Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
A Song of #[See Ps. 120, title]Ascents. Of David.
Ps. 94:17 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
let Israel now say—
2if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
3then they would have #See Ps. 56:1swallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
4then #See Ps. 32:6; Job 22:11 the flood would have #Ps. 69:2; Isa. 8:8 swept us away,
the torrent would have gone #Ps. 69:1over us;
5then over us would have gone
the raging waters.
6Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us
as prey to their teeth!
7We have escaped like a bird
from #See Ps. 91:3the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped!
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.