Brenton(i) 1 (143:1) A Psalm of David concerning Goliad. Blessed be the Lord my God, who instructs my hands for battle, and my fingers for war. 2 (143:2) My mercy, and my refuge; my helper, and my deliverer; my protector, in whom I have trusted; who subdues my people under me. 3 (143:3) Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou takest account of him? 4 (143:4) Man is like to vanity: his days pass as a shadow. 5 (143:5) O Lord, bow thy heavens, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 6 (143:6) Send lightning, and thou shalt scatter them: send forth thine arrows, and thou shalt discomfit them. 7 (143:7) Send forth thine hand from on high; rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, out of the hand of strange children; 8 (143:8) whose mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity. 9 (143:9) O God, I will sing a new song to thee: I will play to thee on a psaltery of ten strings. 10 (143:10) Even to him who gives salvation to kings: who redeems his servant David from the hurtful sword. 11 (143:11) Deliver me, and rescue me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth has spoken vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity; 12 (143:12) whose children are as plants, strengthened in their youth: their daughters are beautiful, sumptuously adorned after the similitude of a temple. 13 (143:13) Their garners are full, and bursting with one kind of store after another; their sheep are prolific, multiplying in their streets. 14 (143:14) Their oxen are fat: there is no falling down of a hedge, nor going out, nor cry in their folds. 15 (143:15) Men bless the people to whom this lot belongs, but blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.