Refuge in the Lord
For the choir director. Davidic.
1 I have taken refuge in the Lord.
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountain like a bird!
2 For look, the wicked string the bow;
they put the arrow on the bowstring
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in His holy temple;
the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
His eyes watch; He examines everyone.
5 The Lord examines the righteous and the wicked.
He hates the lover of violence.
6 He will rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked;
a scorching wind will be their portion.
7 For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.
The upright will see His face.