“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High . . . For Thou, LORD, hast made me glad through Thy work: I will triumph in the works of Thy hands. O LORD, how great are Thy works! and Thy thoughts are very deep.
“A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: but Thou, LORD, art most high for evermore. For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, Thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. . . .
“Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. . . . To shew that the LORD is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”
May the best man win, as best chosen by the Lord and as best deserved by the voters.