1 O LORD, thou
art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou
hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness
2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a
ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of
the terrible nations shall fear thee.
4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the
needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from
the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm
against the wall.
5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat
in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the
branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all
people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees,
of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering
cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will
wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people
shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we
have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD;
we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.