PSALM 3 L.M. [Sing Psalms]
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1 O LORD, how many are my foes!
How many up against me rise!
2 They all are saying now of me,
“In vain he on his God relies.”
3 But you are my protector, LORD;
You are a shield around me spread.
My glory comes from you alone,
The one who raises up my head.
4 When to the LORD I lift my voice,
In face of those who hate me still,
The LORD will hear my cry to him
And answer from his holy hill.
5 I settle down and sleep in peace;
I wake in God’s upholding hand.
6 I will not fear ten thousand foes
Who circling round against me stand.
7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, my God!
Deliver for your mercy’s sake!
Strike all my en’mies on the jaw;
The wicked’s teeth in pieces break.
8 The LORD alone deliverance sends;
No other source of help have we.
Therefore upon your people all
May your eternal blessing be.