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A praise song of David.
1God, I am ready, heart and soul,
to sing songs of praise.
Wake up, my soul!
2Harps and lyres, wake up,
and let’s wake the dawn!
3Lord, I will praise you before all people.
I will sing praises about you to every nation.
4Your faithful love is higher
than the highest clouds in the sky!
5Rise above the heavens, God.
Let all the world see your glory.
6Use your great power and help us!
Answer my prayer and save the people you love.
7God has made this promise in his Temple#108:7 in his Temple Or “in his holiness.”:
“I will win the war and rejoice in victory!
I will divide this land among my people.
I will give them Shechem.
I will give them Succoth Valley.
8Gilead and Manasseh will be mine.
Ephraim will be my helmet.
Judah will be my royal scepter.
9Moab will be the bowl for washing my feet.
Edom will be the slave who carries my sandals.
I will defeat the Philistines and shout in victory!”
10-11But, God, it seems that you have left us!
You do not go out with our army.
So who will lead me into the strong, protected city?
Who will lead me into battle against Edom?
12Help us defeat the enemy!
No one on earth can rescue us.
13Only God can make us strong.
Only God can defeat our enemies!
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