1Rejoice in Adonai, you righteous!
Praise is well-suited to the upright.
2Give thanks to Adonai with the lyre,
sing praises to him with a ten-stringed harp.
3Sing to him a new song,
make music at your best among shouts of joy.
4For the word of Adonai is true,
and all his work is trustworthy.
5He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the grace of Adonai.
6By the word of Adonai the heavens were made,
and their whole host by a breath from his mouth.
7He collects the sea waters together in a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear Adonai!
Let all living in the world stand in awe of him.
9For he spoke, and there it was;
he commanded, and there it stood.
10Adonai brings to nothing the plans of nations,
he foils the plans of the peoples.
11But the counsel of Adonai stands forever,
his heart’s plans are for all generations.
12How blessed is the nation whose God is Adonai,
the people he chose as his heritage!
13Adonai looks out from heaven;
he sees every human being;
14from the place where he lives
he watches everyone living on earth,
15he who fashioned the hearts of them all
and understands all they do.
16A king is not saved by the size of his army,
a strong man not delivered by his great strength.
17To rely on a horse for safety is vain,
nor does its great power assure escape.
18But Adonai’s eyes watch over those who fear him,
over those who wait for his grace
19to rescue them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20We are waiting for Adonai;
he is our help and shield.
21For in him our hearts rejoice,
because we trust in his holy name.
22May your mercy, Adonai, be over us,
because we put our hope in you.