Praise to God

  1O Lord, You are my God.
   I will exalt You,
   I will praise Your name,
   For You have done wonderful things;
   Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
   2For You have made a city a ruin,
   A fortified city a ruin,
   A palace of foreigners to be a city no more;
   It will never be rebuilt.
   3Therefore the strong people will glorify You;
   The city of the terrible nations will fear You.
   4For You have been a strength to the poor,
   A strength to the needy in his distress,
   A refuge from the storm,
   A shade from the heat;
   For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
   5You will reduce the noise of aliens,
   As heat in a dry place;
   As heat in the shadow of a cloud,
   The song of the terrible ones will be diminished.
  6And in this mountain
   The Lord of hosts will make for all people
   A feast of choice pieces,
   A feast of wines on the lees,
   Of fat things full of marrow,
   Of well-refined wines on the lees.
   7And He will destroy on this mountain
   The surface of the covering cast over all people,
   And the veil that is spread over all nations.
   8He will swallow up death forever,
   And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces;
   The rebuke of His people
   He will take away from all the earth;
   For the Lord has spoken.
  9And it will be said in that day:
   “Behold, 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.”
  10For on this mountain the hand of the Lord will rest,
   And Moab shall be trampled down under Him,
   As straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.
   11And He will spread out His hands in their midst
   As a swimmer reaches out to swim,
   And He will bring down their pride
   Together with the trickery of their hands.
   12The fortress of the high fort of your walls
   He will bring down, lay low,
   And bring to the ground, down to the dust.