A David Prayer 108 1I’m ready, God, so ready, ready from head to toe. Ready to sing, ready to raise a God–song: 2“Wake, soul! Wake, lute! Wake up, you sleepyhead sun!” 3I’m thanking you, God, out in the streets, singing your praises in town and country. 4The deeper your love, the higher it goes; every cloud’s a flag to your faithfulness. 5Soar high in the skies, O God! Cover the whole earth with your glory! 6And for the sake of the one you love so much, reach down and help me—answer me! 7That’s when God spoke in holy splendor: “Brimming over with joy, I make a present of Shechem, I hand out Succoth Valley as a gift. 8Gilead’s in my pocket, to say nothing of Manasseh. Ephraim’s my hard hat, Judah my hammer. 9Moab’s a scrub bucket— I mop the floor with Moab, Spit on Edom, rain fireworks all over Philistia.” 10Who will take me to the thick of the fight? Who’ll show me the road to Edom? 11You aren’t giving up on us, are you, God? refusing to go out with our troops? 12Give us help for the hard task; human help is worthless. 13In God we’ll do our very best; he’ll flatten the opposition for good.
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