2 Samuel 22
David sings to praise God
‘The Lord keeps me safe.
He is my great rock and my strong place.
I run to him to hide and be safe.
He keeps me safe like a soldier's
He is the strong place where I can hide safely.
God, you have saved me from men who want to attack me.
When I called to him for help,
he saved me from my enemies.
Danger was like a river that wanted to drown me.
to pull me into the deep hole of the
I called to my God to help me.
He heard my voice from his home in
Even the sky
because God was angry.
Fire and hot
to destroy his enemies.
Dark clouds were under his feet.
He flew like the wind.
He hid himself under dark clouds that held rain.
People everywhere heard the voice of the Most High God.
He caused his enemies to run away.
even the bottom of the deep sea appeared.
People could see the deepest places of the earth,
when he breathed out in
He took hold of me and he pulled me up out of the deep water.
The people who
but the Lord saved me from their power.
but the Lord helped me.
He saved me because I made him happy.
because I do things that
because I am not
I have not turned against my God.
and I do not refuse to obey them.
I kept away from any
because I did good things.
He sees that I am not guilty.
then you are faithful to them.
If people do nothing that is bad,
But if people are
you turn against them.
But if people are
You are my light in the dark.
so that I can chase a whole army!
With the help of my God,
I can climb over any high wall.
The Lord's promises are always true.
He keeps safe everyone who goes to him for help,
and no one else.
Only our God can keep us safe,
like a strong rock!
He shows me the safe way through my life.
I can stand on high hills and not fall.
He makes my arms strong
Your kind help has made me great.
so that my feet do not
I did not turn back until I had killed them.
I knocked them down to the ground.
They could not get up again.
They fell under my feet.
so that I win against my enemies.
and they ran away from me.
I destroyed those who
but nobody was there to save them.
They called to the Lord,
but he did not answer them.
I walked over them,
like dirt that lies on the streets.
You have made me a ruler of other
People that I did not know before
because they are afraid.
When they hear about me,
they choose to obey me.
They shake with
as they leave their strong cities.
He rules as king!
He is the strong God who saves me.
He makes the nations obey me.
Yes, God, you give me power
to win against those who attack me.
You keep me safe from angry and cruel men.
so that all the nations know about you.
I will sing to
He gives me great
I am the special king that he has chosen.
He will continue to be kind to me
and to my