Psalm 20

Refrain:    We will call on the name of the Lord our God.

1    May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble,  

the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

2    Send you help from his sanctuary  

and strengthen you out of Zion;

3    Remember all your offerings  

and accept your burnt sacrifice;

4    Grant you your heart’s desire  

and fulfil all your mind.

5    May we rejoice in your salvation

and triumph in the name of our God;  

may the Lord perform all your petitions. [R]

6    Now I know that the Lord will save his anointed;  

he will answer him from his holy heaven,

with the mighty strength of his right hand.

7    Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses,  

but we will call only on the name of the Lord our God.

8    They are brought down and fallen,  

but we are risen and stand upright.

9    O Lord, save the king  

and answer us when we call upon you.

Refrain:    We will call on the name of the Lord our God.

Merciful God,

purify our hearts in the flame of your Spirit

and transform our toil into an offering of praise,

that we may reject the proud rule of might

and trust in Christ alone,

for he is our Lord for ever and ever.


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