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Sing praises to the Lord
1You are the Lord's people.
Obey him and celebrate!
He deserves your praise.
2Praise the Lord with harps!
Use harps with ten strings
to make music for him.
3Sing a new song. Shout!
Play beautiful music.
4The Lord is truthful;
he can be trusted.
5He loves justice and fairness,
and he is kind to everyone
everywhere on earth.
6The Lord made the heavens
and everything in them
by his word.
7He scooped up the ocean
and stored the water.
8Everyone in this world
should worship and honour
the Lord!
9As soon as he spoke
the world was created;
at his command,
the earth was formed.
10The Lord destroys the plans
and spoils the schemes
of the nations.
11But what the Lord has planned
will stand for ever.
His thoughts never change.
12The Lord blesses each nation
that worships only him.
He blesses his chosen ones.
13The Lord looks at the world
14from his throne in heaven,
and he watches us all.
15The Lord gave us each a mind,
and nothing we do
can be hidden from him.
16Mighty armies alone
cannot win wars for a king;
great strength by itself
cannot keep a soldier safe.
17In war the strength of a horse
cannot be trusted
to take you to safety.
18But the Lord watches over
all who honour him
and trust his kindness.
19He protects them from death
and starvation.
20We depend on you, Lord,
to help and protect us.
21You make our hearts glad
because we trust you,
the only God.
22Be kind and bless us!
We depend on you.
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