1 Give the king your judgements, O God, ♦︎
and your righteousness to the son of a king.
2 Then shall he judge your people righteously ♦︎
and your poor with justice.
3 May the mountains bring forth peace, ♦︎
and the little hills righteousness for the people.
4 May he defend the poor among the people, ♦︎
deliver the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.
5 May he live as long as the sun and moon endure, ♦︎
from one generation to another.
6 May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, ♦︎
like the showers that water the earth.
7 In his time shall righteousness flourish, ♦︎
and abundance of peace
till the moon shall be no more.
8 May his dominion extend from sea to sea ♦︎
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
9 May his foes kneel before him ♦︎
and his enemies lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute; ♦︎
the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him; ♦︎
all nations shall do him service.
12 For he shall deliver the poor that cry out, ♦︎
the needy and those who have no helper.
13 He shall have pity on the weak and poor; ♦︎
he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, ♦︎
and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15 Long may he live;
unto him may be given gold from Sheba; ♦︎
may prayer be made for him continually
and may they bless him all the day long.
16 May there be abundance of grain on the earth,
standing thick upon the hilltops; ♦︎
may its fruit flourish like Lebanon
and its grain grow like the grass of the field.
17 May his name remain for ever
and be established as long as the sun endures; ♦︎
may all nations be blest in him
and call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, ♦︎
who alone does wonderful things.
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever. ♦︎
May all the earth be filled with his glory.
1 We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, ♦︎
for your name is near, as your wonderful deeds declare.
2 I will seize the appointed time; ♦︎
I, the Lord, will judge with equity.
3 Though the earth reels and all that dwell in her, ♦︎
it is I that hold her pillars steady.
4 To the boasters I say, Boast no longer, ♦︎
and to the wicked, Do not lift up your horn.
5 Do not lift up your horn on high; ♦︎
do not speak with a stiff neck.
6 For neither from the east nor from the west, ♦︎
nor yet from the wilderness comes exaltation.
7 But God alone is judge; ♦︎
he puts down one and raises up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, ♦︎
well mixed and full of foaming wine.
9 He pours it out for all the wicked of the earth; ♦︎
they shall drink it, and drain the dregs.
10 But I will rejoice for ever ♦︎
and make music to the God of Jacob.
11 All the horns of the wicked will I break, ♦︎
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.