Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
8 The Lord is the strength of His people, a fortress of salvation for His anointed one.
9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.