R. Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard my cry.
1. Hear the voice of my pleading
as I call for help,
as I lift up my hands in prayer
to your holy place. (R.)
2. The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts.
I was helped, my heart rejoices
and I praise him with my song. (R.)
3. The Lord is the strength of his people,
the stronghold where his anointed find salvation.
Save your people; bless Israel your heritage.
Be their shepherd and carry them for ever. (R.)
Make me grasp the way of your precepts,
and I will muse on your wonders.