Blessed Are the Pure of Heart, for they shall see GodSirach 47:2-8
As the fat is set apart from the offering of well-being, so David was set apart from the Israelites.
He played with lions as though they were young goats, and with bears as though they were lambs of the flock.
In his youth did he not kill a giant, and take away the people’s disgrace,
when he whirled the stone in the sling and struck down the boasting Goliath?
For he called on the Lord, the Most High, and he gave strength to his right arm
to strike down a mighty warrior, and to exalt the power of his people.
So they glorified him for the tens of thousands he conquered, and praised him for the blessings bestowed by the Lord,
when the glorious diadem was given to him.
For he wiped out his enemies on every side, and annihilated his adversaries the Philistines;
he crushed their power to our own day.
In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, proclaiming his glory;
he sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker.