(By David for praise.)
The Lord is kind and merciful
1I will praise you,
my God and King,
and always honour your name.
2I will praise you each day
and always honour your name.
3You are wonderful, Lord,
and you deserve all praise,
because you are much greater
than anyone can understand.
4Each generation will announce
to the next your wonderful
and powerful deeds.
5I will keep thinking about
your marvellous glory
and your mighty miracles.#145.5 and … miracles: One Hebrew manuscript and two ancient translations have “as others tell about your mighty miracles”.
6Everyone will talk about
your fearsome deeds,
and I will tell all nations
how great you are.
7They will celebrate and sing
about your matchless mercy
and your power to save.
8You are merciful, Lord!
You are kind and patient
and always loving.
9You are good to everyone,
and you take care
of all your creation.
10All creation will thank you,
and your loyal people
will praise you.
11They will tell about
your marvellous kingdom
and your power.
12Then everyone will know about
the mighty things you do
and your glorious kingdom.
13Your kingdom will never end,
and you will rule for ever.
Our Lord, you keep your word
and do everything you say.#145.13 Our … say: These words are found in one Hebrew manuscript and two ancient translations.
14When someone stumbles or falls,
you give a helping hand.
15Everyone depends on you,
and when the time is right,
you provide them with food.
16By your own hand you satisfy
the desires of all who live.
17Our Lord, everything you do
is kind and thoughtful,
18and you are near to everyone
whose prayers are sincere.
19You satisfy the desires
of all your worshippers,
and you come to save them
when they ask for help.
20You take care of everyone
who loves you,
but you destroy the wicked.
21I will praise you, Lord,
and everyone will respect
your holy name for ever.
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