1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our forebears have told us, ♦︎
all that you did in their days, in time of old;
2 How with your hand you drove out nations and planted us in, ♦︎
and broke the power of peoples and set us free.
3 For not by their own sword did our ancestors take the land ♦︎
nor did their own arm save them,
4 But your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, ♦︎
because you were gracious to them.
5 You are my King and my God, ♦︎
who commanded salvation for Jacob.
6 Through you we drove back our adversaries; ♦︎
through your name we trod down our foes.
7 For I did not trust in my bow; ♦︎
it was not my own sword that saved me;
8 It was you that saved us from our enemies ♦︎
and put our adversaries to shame.
9 We gloried in God all the day long, ♦︎
and were ever praising your name.