The Lord the Strength of His People

A Song of Ascents.
  1Those who trust in the Lord
   Are like Mount Zion,
   Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
   2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
   So the Lord surrounds His people
   From this time forth and forever.
  3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
   On the land allotted to the righteous,
   Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
  4Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
   And to those who are upright in their hearts.
  5As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways,
   The Lord shall lead them away
   With the workers of iniquity.
  Peace be upon Israel!