Grant Us Help Against the Foe
1O God, Thou hast rejected us, broken our defenses;
Thou hast been angry; oh, restore us.
2 Thou hast made the land to quake, Thou hast rent it open;
repair its breaches, for it totters.
3 Thou hast made Thy people suffer hard things;
Thou hast given us wine to drink that made us reel.
4 Thou hast set up a banner for those who fear Thee,
to rally to it from the bow.
5 That Thy beloved may be delivered,
give victory by Thy right hand and answer us!
6 God has spoken in His sanctuary:
“With exultation I will divide up Shechem
and portion out the Vale of Succoth.
7 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is My helmet;
Judah is My scepter.
8 Moab is My washbasin;
upon Edom I cast My shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Hast Thou not rejected us, O God?
Thou dost not go forth, O God, with our armies.
11 O grant us help against the foe,
for vain is the help of man!
12 With God we shall do valiantly;
it is He who will tread down our foes.
– Psalm 60