1 A song of degrees of Dauid. If it had not bene the Lord who was on our side: nowe may Israel say:
2 If it had not bene the Lord, who was on our side, when men rose vp against vs:
3 Then they had swallowed vs vp quicke: when their wrath was kindled against vs.
4 Then the waters had ouerwhelmed vs; the streame had gone ouer our soule.
5 Then the proud waters had gone ouer our soule.
6 Blessed be the Lord: who hath not giuen vs as a pray to their teeth.
7 Our soule is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the foulers; the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our helpe is in the name of the Lord: who made heauen and earth.