1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; ♦︎
from where is my help to come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, ♦︎
the maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer your foot to stumble; ♦︎
he who watches over you will not sleep.
4 Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel ♦︎
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord himself watches over you; ♦︎
the Lord is your shade at your right hand,
6 So that the sun shall not strike you by day, ♦︎
neither the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall keep you from all evil; ♦︎
it is he who shall keep your soul.
8 The Lord shall keep watch over your going out
and your coming in, ♦︎
from this time forth for evermore.
1 I was glad when they said to me, ♦︎
Let us go to the house of the Lord.
2 And now our feet are standing ♦︎
within your gates, O Jerusalem;
3 Jerusalem, built as a city ♦︎
that is at unity in itself.
4 Thither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, ♦︎
as is decreed for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there are set the thrones of judgement, ♦︎
the thrones of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ♦︎
May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls ♦︎
and tranquillity within your palaces.
8 For my kindred and companions sake, ♦︎
I will pray that peace be with you.
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, ♦︎
I will seek to do you good.
1 To you I lift up my eyes, ♦︎
to you that are enthroned in the heavens.
2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, ♦︎
or the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
3 So our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, ♦︎
until he have mercy upon us.
4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, ♦︎
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
5 Our soul has had more than enough of the scorn of the arrogant, ♦︎
and of the contempt of the proud.
1 If the Lord himself had not been on our side, ♦︎
now may Israel say;
2 If the Lord had not been on our side, ♦︎
when enemies rose up against us;
3 Then would they have swallowed us alive ♦︎
when their anger burned against us;
4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us
and the torrent gone over our soul; ♦︎
over our soul would have swept the raging waters.
5 But blessed be the Lord ♦︎
who has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
6 Our soul has escaped
as a bird from the snare of the fowler; ♦︎
the snare is broken and we are delivered.
7 Our help is in the name of the Lord, ♦︎
who has made heaven and earth.