Psalm 21

C.M. D

1O Lord, the king rejoices in Your strength by which he lives.
How great the joy that he does take in vic-to-ries You give.
2You’ve granted him his heart’s desire; requests his lips have said;Selah
3You welcomed him with blessings and gold crown upon his head.

4He asked for life—You gave to him forever length of days.
5You gave him vict’ries, glory great, and majesty and praise.
6You’ve granted him eternal joy, and You have made him glad
with all the joy Your presence gives; great blessing he has had!

7The king trusts in the Lord; and through the love of the Most High,
he’ll not be shaken, for he knows that steadfast love is nigh.
8Your hand will seize your enemies; your right hand seize your foes;
9When you appear, they will be like a furnace fire of woes.

9The Lord will swallow them in wrath; His fire consume them all.
10Their offspring you will all destroy; descendants one and all.
11Though they plot evil against you, devising wicked schemes;
They can’t succeed, for all they plot will vanish like vain dreams.

12For you will make them turn their backs, all those who are your foes;
And you will aim right at their face with arrows and drawn bow.
13O be exalted in Your strength, O Lord of truth and light;
And we will sing and praise Your name; rejoice in Your great might.