We trust not in human strength, but in the power and protection of our God.

BibleGateway: Psalm 20

ESV Text: Psalm 20

Psalm 20 (Listen)

Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.


20:1   May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
  May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
  May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah


  May he grant you your heart’s desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
  May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
  May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!


  Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
  Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
  They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.


  O LORD, save the king!
    May he answer us when we call.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 20:

     1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

     6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. 9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 541 (LSB 876):
O Blessed Holy Trinity

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O blessed Holy Trinity, 
Divine, eternal Unity, 
God Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Be Thou this day my Guide and Host. 

2. My soul and body keep from harm, 
O’er all I have extend Thine arm, 
That Satan may not cause distress 
Nor bring me shame and wretchedness. 

3. The Father’s love shield me this day, 
The Son’s pure wisdom cheer my way, 
The Holy Spirit’s light divine 
Illume my heart’s benighted shrine. 

4. My Maker, strengthen Thou my heart, 
O my Redeemer, help impart, 
Blest Comforter, keep at my side 
That faith and love in me abide. 

5. Lord, bless and keep Thou me as Thine; 
Lord, make Thy face upon me shine; 
Lord, lift Thy countenance on me 
And give me peace, sweet peace, from Thee.