Psalm 20

Exaudiat te Dominus
1
May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble; *
the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2
Send you help from the sanctuary, *
and strengthen you out of Zion;
3
Remember all your offerings, *
and accept your burnt sacrifice;
4
Grant you your heart’s desire, *
and accomplish all your plans.
5
We will rejoice in your salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God; *
may the Lord grant all your petitions.
6
Now I know that the Lord helps his Anointed, and will answer him from his holy heaven, *
even with the saving strength of his right hand.
7
Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses, *
but we put our trust in the Name of the Lord our God.
8
They are brought down and fallen, *
but we will arise and stand upright.
9
O Lord, save the King, *
and hear us when we call upon you.

Psalm 21

Domine, in virtute tua
1
The King shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; *
exceedingly glad shall he be of your salvation.
2
You have given him his heart’s desire *
and have not denied him the request of his lips.
3
For you shall meet him with the blessings of goodness, *
and shall set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
4
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him: *
length of days, for ever and ever.
5
His honor is great because of your salvation; *
glory and majesty shall you lay upon him.
6
For you shall give him everlasting felicity *
and make him glad with the joy of your countenance.
7
For the King puts his trust in the Lord, *
and because of the mercy of the Most High, he shall not be moved.
8
All your enemies shall feel your hand; *
your right hand shall find those who hate you.
9
You shall make them like a fiery oven in the time of your wrath; *
the Lord shall destroy them in his displeasure,and the fire shall consume them.
10
Their offspring you shall root out of the earth *
and their seed from among the children of men.
11
For they intended evil against you *
and imagined wicked schemes, which they are not able to perform.
12
Therefore you shall put them to flight, *
and the strings of your bow you shall aim at their faces.
13
Be exalted, O Lord, in your own strength; *
so we will sing and praise your power.