The LORD granted him glory beyond compare…

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy
The promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever,

now that one such descendant has gained the possession of the gates of his enemy.

When the leaders[1] and princes[2] plotted against the LORD and his anointed
The LORD told him, ‘you are my son,
Today I have become your father.
Ask and I will give …for your heritage
He asked…
Then angrily HE addressed them,
In his rage HE struck then with terror,
‘This is my king,
installed by me on Zion, my holy mountain.’

What return can I make to the LORD
for all his goodness to me?

The LORD whose knowledge is holy
inspired him to suffer for love of HIM, all
the agonies in his soul, because of the awe which HE inspired in him.
In holy fear,
awe and trembling came over him.
What would he render to the LORD for all His bounty?

He repented with all his heart
for having offended the One he loved above all things
he begged HIM not to permit him ever to separate himself from HIM
always loving the LORD whatever the LORD did with him.

He will tell of the LORD’s salvation
To those seeking true worship free from fear.



[1] of nations opposed to G_d’s Kingdom.

[2] Angels, the sons of G_d who left their appointed sphere; the devil and his angels; the demons.