For the leader. A psalm of David.
1 The Lord answer you in the day of distress,
the name of the Jacob's God protect you,
2 sending you help from the temple,
out of Zion supporting you.
3 All your meal-offerings may he remember,
your burnt-offerings look on with favour.
4 May he grant you your heart's desire,
and bring all your plans to pass.
5 We will shout then for joy at your victory,
and rejoice in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant your every request.
6 Now I am sure that the Lord
will help his anointed.
From his temple in heaven he will answer
by his mighty triumphant right hand.
7 Some in chariots are strong, some in horses;
but our strength is the Lord our God.
8 They will totter and fall,
while we rise and stand firm.
9 Give victory, Lord, to the king,
and answer us when we call.