12Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord! *happy the people he has chosen to be his own!
13The Lord looks down from heaven, *and beholds all the people in the world.
14From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze *on all who dwell on the earth.
15He fashions all the hearts of them *and understands all their works.
16There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; *a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.
17The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; *for all its strength it cannot save.
18Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, *on those who wait upon his love,
19To pluck their lives from death, *and to feed them in time of famine.
20Our soul waits for the Lord; *he is our help and our shield.
21Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, *for in his holy Name we put our trust.
22Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, *as we have put our trust in you.