Psalm 75 - "Lifting Up" by Brian Hoch


    [1] And Hannah prayed and said,

    “My heart exults in the LORD;
        my horn is exalted in the LORD.
    My mouth derides my enemies,
        because I rejoice in your salvation.
    
    [2] “There is none holy like the LORD:
        for there is none besides you;
        there is no rock like our God.
    [3] Talk no more so very proudly,
        let not arrogance come from your mouth;
    for the LORD is a God of knowledge,
        and by him actions are weighed.
    [4] The bows of the mighty are broken,
        but the feeble bind on strength.
    [5] Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
        but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
    The barren has borne seven,
        but she who has many children is forlorn.
    [6] The LORD kills and brings to life;
        he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
    [7] The LORD makes poor and makes rich;
        he brings low and he exalts.
    [8] He raises up the poor from the dust;
        he lifts the needy from the ash heap
    to make them sit with princes
        and inherit a seat of honor.
    For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's,
        and on them he has set the world.
    
    [9] “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
        but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
        for not by might shall a man prevail.
    [10] The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
        against them he will thunder in heaven.
    The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
        he will give strength to his king
        and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

(1 Samuel 2:1-10 ESV)



    [1] We give thanks to you, O God;
        we give thanks, for your name is near.
    We recount your wondrous deeds.
    
    [2] “At the set time that I appoint
        I will judge with equity.
    [3] When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,
        it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah
    [4] I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’
        and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn;
    [5] do not lift up your horn on high,
        or speak with haughty neck.’”
    
    [6] For not from the east or from the west
        and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,
    [7] but it is God who executes judgment,
        putting down one and lifting up another.
    [8] For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup
        with foaming wine, well mixed,
    and he pours out from it,
        and all the wicked of the earth
        shall drain it down to the dregs.
    
    [9] But I will declare it forever;
        I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
    [10] All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
        but the horns of the righteous shall be lifted up.
    

(Psalm 75 ESV)