Praise God Who Creates and Saves
1Sing to the Lord, you who do what is right.
Honest people should praise him.
2Praise the Lord on the harp.
Make music for him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3Sing a new song to him.
Play well and joyfully.
4God’s word is true.
Everything he does is right.
5He loves what is right and fair.
The Lord’s love fills the earth.
6The sky was made at the Lord’s command.
By the breath from his mouth, he made all the stars.
7He gathered the water in the sea into a heap.
He made the great ocean stay in its place.
8All the earth should worship the Lord.
The whole world should fear him.
9He spoke, and it happened.
He commanded, and it appeared.
10The Lord upsets the plans of nations.
He ruins all their plans.
11But the Lord’s plans will stand forever.
His ideas will last from now on.
12Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Happy are the people he chose for his very own.
13The Lord looks down from heaven.
He sees every person.
14From his throne he watches
everyone who lives on earth.
15He made their hearts.
He understands everything they do.
16No king is saved by his great army.
No warrior escapes by his great strength.
17Horses can’t bring victory.
They can’t save by their strength.
18But the Lord looks after those who fear him.
He watches over those who put their hope in his love.
19He saves them from death.
He spares their lives in times of hunger.
20So our hope is in the Lord.
He is our help, our shield to protect us.
21We rejoice in him.
We trust his holy name.
22Lord, show your love to us
as we put our hope in you.