Psalm 72

1 Give the king your judgement, O God:
    and your righteousness to the son of a king,
2 That he may judge your people rightly:
    and the poor of the land with equity.
3 Let the mountains be laden with peace because of his righteousness:
    and the hills also with prosperity for his people.
4 May he give justice to the poor among the people:
    and rescue the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.
5 May he live while the sun endures:
    and while the moon gives light, throughout all generations.
6 May he come down like rain upon the new-mown fields:
    and as showers that water the earth.
7 In his time shall righteousness flourish:
    and abundance of peace, till the moon shall be no more.
8 His dominion shall stretch from sea to sea:
    from the Great River to the ends of the earth.
9 His adversaries shall bow down before him:
    and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring tribute:
    the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him:
    and all nations do him service.
12 He will deliver the needy when they cry:
    and the poor that have no helper.
13 He will pity the helpless and the needy:
    and save the lives of the poor.
14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence:
    and their blood shall be precious in his sight.
15 Long may he live, and be given of the gold of Sheba:
    may prayer be made for him continually, may they bless him every day.
16 Let there be abundance of wheat in the land:
    let it flourish on the tops of the mountains;
17 Let its ears grow fat like the grain of Lebanon:
    and its sheaves thicken like the grass of the field.
18 Let his name live for ever:
    and endure as long as the sun.
19 Let all peoples use his name in blessing:
    and all nations call him blessed.
20 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel:
    who alone does great wonders.
21 Blessed be his glorious name for ever:
    and let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen, Amen.