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For the choir director: A song. A psalm, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.
1May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us.
Interlude
2May your ways be known throughout the earth,
your saving power among people everywhere.
3May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
4Let the whole world sing for joy,
because you govern the nations with justice
and guide the people of the whole world.
Interlude
5May the nations praise you, O God.
Yes, may all the nations praise you.
6Then the earth will yield its harvests,
and God, our God, will richly bless us.
7Yes, God will bless us,
and people all over the world will fear him.