Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14
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.
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.