In the end, what can other people really do to hurt us? Nothing. The Lord has already delivered us from death.

In the end, what can other people really do to hurt us? Nothing. The Lord has already delivered us from death.

BibleGateway: Psalm 56

ESV Text: Psalm 56

Psalm 56 (Listen)

In God I Trust

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam1 of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.


56:1   Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
    all day long an attacker oppresses me;
  my enemies trample on me all day long,
    for many attack me proudly.
  When I am afraid,
    I put my trust in you.
  In God, whose word I praise,
    in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
    What can flesh do to me?


  All day long they injure my cause;2
    all their thoughts are against me for evil.
  They stir up strife, they lurk;
    they watch my steps,
    as they have waited for my life.
  For their crime will they escape?
    In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!


  You have kept count of my tossings;3
    put my tears in your bottle.
    Are they not in your book?
  Then my enemies will turn back
    in the day when I call.
    This I know, that4 God is for me.
10   In God, whose word I praise,
    in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11   in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
    What can man do to me?


12   I must perform my vows to you, O God;
    I will render thank offerings to you.
13   For you have delivered my soul from death,
    yes, my feet from falling,
  that I may walk before God
    in the light of life.

Footnotes

[1] 56:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term

[2] 56:5 Or they twist my words

[3] 56:8 Or wanderings

[4] 56:9 Or because

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 56:

     1 To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High. 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. 7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

     8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? 9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. 10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. 11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. 12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 39 :
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! 
O my soul, praise Him, for He is Thy Health and Salvation! 
Join the full throng: 
Wake, harp and psalter and song; 
Sound forth in glad adoration! 

2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously
reigneth, 
Who, as on wings of an eagle, uplifteth, sustaineth. 
Hast thou not seen 
How thy desires all have been 
Granted in what He ordaineth? 

3. Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made
thee; 
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed
thee. 
What need or grief 
Ever hath failed of relief?– 
Wings of His mercy did shade thee. 

4. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend
thee, 
Who from the heavens the streams of His mercy doth send thee. 
Ponder anew 
What the Almighty can do, 
Who with His love doth befriend thee. 

5. Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore Him! 
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before
Him! 
Let the Amen 
Sound from His people again; 
Gladly for aye we adore Him. 


Hymn: WS 748 :
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,  
the King of creation! 
O my soul, praise Him,  
for He is your health and salvation! 
Let all who hear,  
now to His temple draw near; 
Joining in glad adoration. 

2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er  
all things so wondrously reigning, 
And as on wings of an eagle  
uplifting sustaining! 
Have you not seen  
All that is needful has been 
Sent by His gracious ordaining? 

3. Praise to the Lord, who has  
fearfully, wondrously, made you; 
Health has bestowed and, when  
heedlessly falling, has stayed you. 
What need or grief  
ever has failed of relief? 
Wings of His mercy did shade you. 

4. Praise to the Lord, who will  
prosper thy work and defend you; 
Surely His goodness and mercy  
shall daily attend you. 
Ponder anew  
what the Almighty can do, 
As with His love He befriends you. 

5. Praise to the Lord, O let  
all that is in me adore Him! 
All that hath life and breath,  
come now with praises before Him. 
Let the Amen  
sound from His people again, 
Gladly forever adore Him. 


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