Psalm 72: For those who govern

May they like the mountains bear peace to the peoples,
and like the hills, bring forth justice.

May they judge the poor of the people,
save the children of the needy,
and crush the oppressor.

May they stand in awe of the sun and before the moon.
May their edicts fall like rain upon the mown grass,
and be as showers that water the earth.

May the righteous flourish in their days,
and the abundance of peace reign, til the moon be no more.

May they deliver the needy when they cry,
the poor and those who have none to help them.
May they have pity upon them and save their souls.

May they redeem all from violence and oppression.
So shall they bless themselves,
and all nations shall honor and extol them.