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 a ten-stringed lyre.
3Sing a new song to him;
play well and joyfully.
4God’s word is true,
and 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 of 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,
the people he chose for his very own.
13The Lord looks down from heaven
and sees every person.
14From his throne he watches
all who live on earth.
15He made their hearts
and 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,
those who put their hope in his love.
19He saves them from death
and 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,
because we trust his holy name.
22Lord, show your love to us
as we put our hope in you.
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