O God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready;
I will sing, and give praise with the best member that I have.
lute and harp;
I myself will awake right early.
I will give
thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the people;
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
For thy mercy is greater
than the heavens, and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, and thy glory
above all the earth, that thy beloved may be delivered;
let thy right hand save them, and hear thou me. God hath spoken in his holiness: I will rejoice therefore, and divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim also is the strength of my head;
Judah is my lawgiver;
Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe;
upon Philistia will I triumph. Who will lead me into the strong city? and who will bring me into Edom? Hast not thou forsaken us, O God? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? O help us against the enemy;
for vain is the help of man.
Through God we
shall do great acts;
and it is he that shall tread down our enemies.