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A Song of Degrees of David . 

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side,

now may Israel say; 

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, 

when men rose up against us:

Then they had swallowed us up quick,                         

When their wrath was kindled against us:

Then the waters had overwhelmed us,

the stream had gone over our soul:

Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us

as a prey to their teeth.

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers:

the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and



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