Thanksgiving for Victory
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David.
1I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart.
I will tell all the miracles you have done.
2I will be happy because of you;
God Most High, I will sing praises to your name.
3My enemies turn back;
they are overwhelmed and die because of you.
4You have heard my complaint;
you sat on your throne and judged by what was right.
5You spoke strongly against the foreign nations and destroyed the wicked;
you wiped out their names forever and ever.
6The enemy is gone forever.
You destroyed their cities;
no one even remembers them.
7But the Lord rules forever.
He sits on his throne to judge,
8and he will judge the world in fairness;
he will decide what is fair for the nations.
9The Lord defends those who suffer;
he defends them in times of trouble.
10Those who know the Lord trust him,
because he will not leave those who come to him.
11Sing praises to the Lord who is king on Mount Zion.
Tell the nations what he has done.
12He remembers who the murderers are;
he will not forget the cries of those who suffer.
13Lord, have mercy on me.
See how my enemies hurt me.
Do not let me go through the gates of death.
14Then, at the gates of Jerusalem, I will praise you;
I will rejoice because you saved me.
15The nations have fallen into the pit they dug.
Their feet are caught in the nets they laid.
16The Lord has made himself known by his fair decisions;
the wicked get trapped by what they do.Higgaion. Selah
17Wicked people will go to the grave,
and so will all those who forget God.
18But those who have troubles will not be forgotten.
The hopes of the poor will never die.
19Lord, rise up and judge the nations.
Don’t let people think they are strong.
20Teach them to fear you, Lord.
The nations must learn that they are only human.Selah
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