The psalmist (David) expresses confidence in God’s love and in God’s ability to overcome his enemies (contrast this with Israel in the previous reading.)

BibleGateway: Psalm 108

ESV Text: Psalm 108

Psalm 108 (Listen)

With God We Shall Do Valiantly

A Song. A Psalm of David.


108:1   My heart is steadfast, O God!
    I will sing and make melody with all my being!1
  Awake, O harp and lyre!
    I will awake the dawn!
  I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;
    I will sing praises to you among the nations.
  For your steadfast love is great above the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.


  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
    Let your glory be over all the earth!
  That your beloved ones may be delivered,
    give salvation by your right hand and answer me!


  God has promised in his holiness:2
    “With exultation I will divide up Shechem
    and portion out the Valley of Succoth.
  Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
    Ephraim is my helmet,
    Judah my scepter.
  Moab is my washbasin;
    upon Edom I cast my shoe;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.”


10   Who will bring me to the fortified city?
    Who will lead me to Edom?
11   Have you not rejected us, O God?
    You do not go out, O God, with our armies.
12   Oh grant us help against the foe,
    for vain is the salvation of man!
13   With God we shall do valiantly;
    it is he who will tread down our foes.

Footnotes

[1] 108:1 Hebrew with my glory

[2] 108:7 Or sanctuary

(ESV)


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 108:

     1 A Song or Psalm of David. O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. 2 Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. 3 I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. 4 For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

     6 That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. 7 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 8 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; 9 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. 10 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 11 Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? 12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 427:
How Firm a Foundation

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! 
What more can He say than to you He hath said 
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled? 

2. In every condition, — in sickness, in health, 
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth, 
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, – 
The Lord, the Almighty, thy strength e’er shall be. 

3. “Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, 
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid; 
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, 
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand. 

4. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go, 
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; 
For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

5. “When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, 
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply. 
The flames shall not hurt thee; I only design 
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine. 

6. “E’en down to old age all My people shall prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love; 
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn, 
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne. 

7. “The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose 
I will not, I will not, desert to his foes; 
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, 
I’ll never, no never, no never, forsake!” 


Hymn: LSB 727 On Eagles’ Wings
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