Prayer for the Lords Help.

A Song of Ascents.

123 To You I have (A)raised my eyes,
You who (B)are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of (C)servants look to the hand of their master,
As the eyes of a female servant to the hand of her mistress,
So our (D)eyes look to the Lord our God,
Until He is gracious to us.

(E)Be gracious to us, Lord, be gracious to us,
For we have had much more than enough of (F)contempt.
Our soul has had much more than enough
Of the (G)scoffing of (H)those who are at ease,
And with the (I)contempt of the proud.

Praise for Rescue from Enemies.

A Song of Ascents, of David.

124 (J)Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,”
(K)Let Israel say,
“Had it not been the Lord who was on our side
When people rose up against us,
Then they would have (L)swallowed us alive,
When their (M)anger was kindled against us;
Then the (N)waters would have flooded over us,
The stream would have [a]swept over our souls;
Then the (O)raging waters would have [b]swept over our souls.”

Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us [c]to be (P)torn by their teeth.
Our souls have (Q)escaped (R)like a bird from the trapper’s (S)snare;
The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Our (T)help is in the name of the Lord,
Who (U)made heaven and earth.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 124:4 Or passed over
  2. Psalm 124:5 Or passed over
  3. Psalm 124:6 Lit as a prey to

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