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Psalm 44:1-3

A Psalm of the Sons of Korah

1-3We've been hearing about this, God, all our lives.

Our fathers told us the stories

their fathers told them,

How single-handedly you weeded out the godless

from the fields and planted us,

How you sent those people packing

but gave us a fresh start.

We didn't fight for this land;

we didn't work for it—it was a gift!

You gave it, smiling as you gave it,

delighting as you gave it.

4-8You're my King, O God—

command victories for Jacob!

With your help we'll wipe out our enemies,

in your name we'll stomp them to dust.

I don't trust in weapons;

my sword won't save me—

But it's you, you who saved us from the enemy;

you made those who hate us lose face.

All day we parade God's praise—

we thank you by name over and over.