151A [Hebrew]
A hallelujah of David, Jesse’s son.
1I was the smallest of my brothers,
the youngest of my father’s sons.
He made me shepherd of his flock,
ruler over their young.
2My hands made a flute,
my fingers a lyre.
Let me give glory to the Lord,
I thought to myself.
3The mountains
cannot witness to God;
the hills cannot proclaim him.
But the trees have cherished
my words,
the flocks my deeds.
4Who can proclaim,
who can announce,
who can declare the Lord’s deeds?
God has seen everything;
God has heard everything;
God has listened.
5God sent his prophet to anoint me;
Samuel to make me great.
My brothers went out to meet him,
handsome in form and appearance:
6Their stature tall,
their hair beautiful,
but the Lord God
did not choose them.
7Instead, he sent and took me
from following the flock.
God anointed me with holy oil;
God made me leader for his people,
ruler over the children
of his covenant.
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