6May the Lord be praised,
for He has heard the sound of my pleading.
7The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart rejoices,
and I praise Him with my song.
8The Lord is the strength of His people;
He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed.
9Save Your people, bless Your possession,
shepherd them, and carry them forever.