Psalms 44

Brenton(i) 1 (43:1) For the end, a Psalm for instruction, for the sons of Core. O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, the work which thou wroughtest in their days, in the days of old. 2 (43:2) Thine hand utterly destroyed the heathen, and thou didst plant them: thou didst afflict the nations, and cast them out. 3 (43:3) For they inherited not the land by their own sword, and their own arm did not deliver them; but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou wert well pleased in them. 4 (43:4) Thou art indeed my King and my God, who commandest deliverances for Jacob. 5 (43:5) In thee will we push down our enemies, and in thy name will we bring to nought them that rise up against us. 6 (43:6) For I will not trust in my bow, and my sword shall not save me. 7 (43:7) For thou hast saved us from them that afflicted us, and hast put to shame them that hated us. 8 (43:8) In God will we make our boast all the day, and to thy name will we give thanks for ever. Pause. 9 (43:9) But now thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and thou wilt not go forth with our hosts. 10 (43:10) Thou hast turned us back before our enemies; and they that hated us spoiled for themselves. 11 (43:11) Thou madest us as sheep for meat; and thou scatteredst us among the nations. 12 (43:12) Thou hast sold thy people without price, and there was no profit by their exchange. 13 (43:13) Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision them that are round about us. 14 (43:14) Thou hast made us a proverb among the Gentiles, a shaking of the head among the nations. 15 (43:15) All the day my shame is before me, and the confusion of my face has covered me, 16 (43:16) because of the voice of the slanderer and reviler; because of the enemy and avenger. 17 (43:17) All these things are come upon us: but we have not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt unrighteously in thy covenant. 18 (43:18) And our heart has not gone back; but thou hast turned aside our paths from thy way. 19 (43:19) For thou hast laid us low in a place of affliction, and the shadow of death has covered us. 20 (43:20) If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread out our hands to a strange god; shall not God search these things out? 21 (43:21) for he knows the secrets of the heart. 22 (43:22) For, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for slaughter. 23 (43:23) Awake, wherefore sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, and do not cast us off for ever. 24 (43:24) Wherefore turnest thou thy face away, and forgettest our poverty and our affliction? 25 (43:25) For our soul has been brought down to the dust; our belly has cleaved to the earth. 26 (43:26) Arise, O Lord, help us, and redeem us for thy name's sake.