Thanksgiving and Praise
1I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
2I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness;
for you have exalted your name and your word
above everything.#138.2 Cn: Heb you have exalted your word above all your name
3On the day I called, you answered me,
you increased my strength of soul.#138.3 Syr Compare Gk Tg: Heb you made me arrogant in my soul with strength
4All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
5They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
6For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he perceives from far away.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies;
you stretch out your hand,
and your right hand delivers me.
8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.