Although, I find that the sobering, solemn stuff can be quite uplifting too!
We will rejoice in thy salvation
And in the name of our God we will set up banners:
the LORD fulfill all thy petitions.
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed;
He will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:
but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.