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Psalm: 143:9
Iconography: God reaches out from heaven, grasping David by the hand to pull him out of the water. Send forth your hand from on high: take me out and deliver me/ from many waters. David, open mouthed, is singing and holding a book with the caption: Lord I will sing you a new song. David the king is being saved: who gives salvation to kings.

Art: Underdrawing of David's robes clearly seen beneath the water.
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