A Prayer of Blessing
For the music director, with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1May God be gracious to us and bless us.
May he cause his face to shine toward us, Selah
2that your way may be known on the earth,
your salvation among all nations.
3Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all of the peoples praise you.
4Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
because you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations on the earth. Selah
5Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.
6The earth has yielded its produce.
God, our God, will bless us.
7God will bless us,
and all the ends of the earth will fear him.