1Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous!
Praise is fitting for the upright.
2Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre.
Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
3Sing to him a new song.
Play skilfully with a shout of joy!
4For the Lord’s word is right.
All his work is done in faithfulness.
5He loves righteousness and justice.
The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord.
6By the Lord’s word, the heavens were made:
all their army by the breath of his mouth.
7He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap.
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord.
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and it was done.
He commanded, and it stood firm.
10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing.
He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect.
11The counsel of the Lord stands fast forever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.
13The Lord looks from heaven.
He sees all the sons of men.
14From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15he who fashions all of their hearts;
and he considers all of their works.
16There is no king saved by the multitude of an army.
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17A horse is a vain thing for safety,
neither does he deliver any by his great power.
18Behold, the Lord’s eye is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his loving kindness,
19to deliver their soul from death,
to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul has waited for the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
21For our heart rejoices in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.
22Let your loving kindness be on us, Lord,
since we have hoped in you.