Psalm 18 (He Delights in Me) Lyrics

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Chorus:
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
My rock, my fortress, my rescuer
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
My God, my strength, in whom I trust
My shield and the power that saved me
My stronghold

Psalm 18 (He Delights in Me) Video

Psalm 18 (He Delights in Me) Lyrics

I will love You, O LORD, my strength
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
My rock, my fortress, my rescuer
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
I will love You, O LORD, my strength
My God, my strength, in whom I trust
My shield and the power that saved me
My stronghold

I will call upon the LORD
Who is worthy to be praised
Then I will be saved from my enemies
The cords of death were wrapped around me
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid
The sorrows of hell surrounded me
And I was taunted by the jaws of death
And in my anguish, I called on Yahweh
My cry came before Him
Into His temple
And when my cry came to His ears

Then the earth shook and trembled
And the foundations of the mountains quaked because He was angry
Smoke rose from His nostrils
Devouring fire came from His mouth
Coals were kindled by it
He ripped open the skies and came down
With darkness under His feet
He was riding on a cherub
And He flew upon the wings of the wind

His covering was darkness and storm clouds of the skies
From the brightness before Him, hailstones and coals of fire thundered from the clouds
Yahweh thundered His voice from the heavens
Hailstones and coals of fire
He sent His arrows and scattered the foe
And He routed them with lightning bolts
And the channels of the sea were seen
The foundations of the earth laid bare
With just a blast of His nostrils
At His rebuke He sent for me
He drew me out of many waters

Yahweh rescued me from my foes, for they were too strong for me
They attacked me when I was weak, but the LORD came and strengthened me
He lifted me out of their midst
And He brought me to a peaceful place
He rescued me because He delights in me
Because He delights in me
Because He delights in me

He set me free because He delights in me
He delights in me
He set me free because He delights in me
He delights in me
He set me free because He delights in me
He delights in me
He set me free because He delights in me
He delights in me

The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness
According to the cleanness of my hands, He rewarded me
For I have kept the ways of the LORD
And I have not wickedly departed from my God
I've kept His law right before me
And His statutes I have not put away
I've remained in a blameless state before Him
The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness
In His sight
In His sight
In His sight

With the merciful, You show Yourself merciful
With the blameless man, You show Yourself blameless
With the purified, You show Yourself pure
With the devious, You show Yourself shrewd

For You save the humble in heart
But You set Yourself against the proud
It's You who lights my lamp
The LORD my God illumines my darkness
Illumines my darkness
Illumines my darkness

For by You I can run through an army
By You I can leap over a wall
God's ways are perfect
His Word is proven
He is a shield to all who trust in Him

For who is God but the LORD?
And who is a rock besides our God?
The God who arms me with strength
And makes my way secure
He is a shield to all who trust in Him

He makes my feet like deer's feet
And sets me upon high places
He makes my feet like deer's feet
And sets me upon high places
He makes my feet like deer's feet
And sets me on my high places
There's nothing that I can't do
When Yahweh's power is with me

He trains my hands for war
So I can bend a bow of bronze
He gives to me His shield
The shield of His salvation
His sovereign hand holds me up
And His gentleness has made me great
He clears the ground before me
So that my feet will never slip 

I chased my enemies and took them down
And I didn't stop till I had won
I finished them so they could not rise
And they fell down at my feet

For You have armed me with strength
And subdued my foes under me
Those who tried to destroy me and hated me
Are silent now, You've given me the victory 

They cried for help, but there was none to save
To the LORD, but He ignored their plea
Then I beat them as fine as the dust
I cast them out like dirt in the streets
You've delivered me from their hate
And You've made me king of all the land
Now my enemies fear me
They come trembling out of their palaces in holy fear

Yahweh is alive
Blessed be my rock
May the God of my salvation be exalted
The God who gave me vengeance
And subdued my foes under me
Who delivered me from my enemies
He raised me above those who hated me
And He rescued me from violent men
For all this, I will praise You, O LORD, among the nations
And I will sing to Your name
Great victory He gives to His king
And He shows steadfast love
To His anointed ones
To David and his descendants
Forevermore


Psalms 18 : 1 I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength. Psalms 18 : 2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. Psalms 18 : 3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies. Psalms 18 : 4 The cords of death compassed me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. Psalms 18 : 5 The cords of Sheol were round about me; The snares of death came upon me. Psalms 18 : 6 In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears.