1 May the LORD answer you when you cry in distress;
May Jacob's God keep you, whose name you confess.
2 May God send assistance from his holy place,
and grant you from Zion support by his grace.
3 May God keep in mind every sacrifice made;
Accept on the altar your offerings laid.
4 And may he fulfill the desire of your heart -
Success to each one of your plans to impart.
5 With joy we will shout when your victory's won;
We'll lift up our banners in God's name alone.
And so may the Lord hear your earnest request,
And answer your prayers as seems to him best."
6 Now truly I know that the LORD from above
Protects his anointed in covenant love;
From heav'n in his holiness God hears his cry,
And saves by the pow'r of his right hand on high.
7 In horses or chariots some trust for defence,
But the name of the LORD is our strong confidence.
8 They're brought to their knees, while in strength we arise.
9 O LORD, save the king! Hear and answer our cries!
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland.