Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness
A psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
1It is good to praise you, Lord,
to sing praises to God Most High.
2It is good to tell of your love in the morning
and of your loyalty at night.
3It is good to praise you with the ten-stringed lyre
and with the soft-sounding harp.
4Lord, you have made me happy by what you have done;
I will sing for joy about what your hands have done.
5Lord, you have done such great things!
How deep are your thoughts!
6Stupid people don’t know these things,
and fools don’t understand.
7Wicked people grow like the grass.
Evil people seem to do well,
but they will be destroyed forever.
8But, Lord, you will be honored forever.
9Lord, surely your enemies,
surely your enemies will be destroyed,
and all who do evil will be scattered.
10But you have made me as strong as an ox.
You have poured fine oils on me.
11When I looked, I saw my enemies;
I heard the cries of those who are against me.
12But good people will grow like palm trees;
they will be tall like the cedars of Lebanon.
13Like trees planted in the Temple of the Lord,
they will grow strong in the courtyards of our God.
14When they are old, they will still produce fruit;
they will be healthy and fresh.
15They will say that the Lord is good.
He is my Rock, and there is no wrong in him.