1 In the day of need may your answer be the Lord,
may the God of Jacob strengthen you;
may he send you help from his high and holy place,
and support you for the glory of his Name.

2 May the Lord God grant you success in all your plans,
may he give you all your heart's desire;
may we sing for joy when we see the battle won;
when the Lord has heard and answered every prayer.

3 Now I know that God will encourage those he loves,
he will hear and answer from on high;
not a word shall fail of the promise he has made,
nor the works of his victorious right hand.

4 There are some who boast of the weapons of the world,
but the power of God is all our pride;
those who arm for war shall one day collapse and fall,
but God's people stand and in their King prevail.

Christopher Idle from Psalm 20
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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