I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
the snares of death confronted me.
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
and the foundations of the mountains shook;
they trembled because he was angry.
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
The Lord thundered from heaven;
He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies,
great bolts of lightning and routed them.
The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, O Lord,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
but the Lord was my support.
he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:1-19