2 Lord, I have heardm of your fame;
Repeatp them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.q
3 God came from Teman,r
His glory covered the heavensu
and his praise filled the earth.v
4 His splendor was like the sunrise;w
rays flashed from his hand,
where his powerx was hidden.
5 Plaguey went before him;
pestilence followed his steps.
he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbledz
but he marches on forever.c
8 Were you angry with the rivers,f Lord?
Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the seag
when you rode your horses
and your chariots to victory?h
you called for many arrows.i
You split the earth with rivers;
10 the mountains saw you and writhed.j
Torrents of water swept by;
the deep roaredk
and lifted its wavesl on high.
11 Sun and moon stood stillm in the heavens
at the glint of your flying arrows,n
at the lightningo of your flashing spear.
and in anger you threshedp the nations.
to save your anointeds one.
You crushedt the leader of the land of wickedness,
you stripped him from head to foot.
when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,u
gloating as though about to devour
the wretchedv who were in hiding.
15 You trampled the seaw with your horses,
churning the great waters.x
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.y
Yet I will wait patientlyz for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,a
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,b
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,c
I will be joyful in God my Savior.d
19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;e
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.f
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
Probably a literary or musical term