1 «A Song of degrees of David.» If [it had not been] the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2 If the Lord had not bene on our side, when men rose vp against vs,
3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5 Then had the swelling waters gone ouer our soule.
6 Praysed be the Lord, which hath not giuen vs as a praye vnto their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our helpe is in the Name of the Lorde, which hath made heauen and earth.