The Lord Helps His Troubled People

A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.
  1Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
   Many are they who rise up against me.
   2Many are they who say of me,
   “There is no help for him in God.”
  3But You, O Lord, area shield for me,
   My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
   4I cried to the Lord with my voice,
   And He heard me from His holy hill.
  5I lay down and slept;
   I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
   6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
   Who have set themselves against me all around.
  7Arise, O Lord;
   Save me, O my God!
   For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
   You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
   8Salvation belongs to the Lord.
   Your blessing is upon Your people.