Give thanks unto the Lord and call upon his Name; *
tell the peoples what things he has done.
O let your songs be of him, and praise him, *
and let your speech be of all his wondrous works.
Rejoice in his holy Name; *
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength; *
seek his face evermore.
Remember the marvelous works that he has done, *
his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
O seed of Abraham his servant, *
O children of Jacob his chosen.
He is the Lord our God; *
his judgments are in all the world.
He has always been mindful of his covenant, *
and the promise that he made to a thousand generations,
Even the covenant that he made with Abraham, *
and the oath that he swore to Isaac,
Which he appointed to Jacob for a law, *
and to Israel for an everlasting testament,
Saying, “To you will I give the land of Canaan *
to be the portion of your inheritance.”
When there were yet but a few of them, *
and they were strangers in the land,
And they wandered from nation to nation, *
and from one kingdom to another,
He allowed no one to do them wrong, *
but reproved even kings for their sakes:
“Do not touch my Anointed, *
and do my prophets no harm.”
Moreover, he called for a famine in the land *
and destroyed all the provision of bread.
But he had sent a man before them: *
Joseph, who was sold to be a bondservant,
Whose feet they hurt in the stocks; *
they put a iron collar around his neck.
Until the time came that his sayings were fulfilled, *
the word of the Lord tried him.
The king sent and delivered him; *
the ruler of the people let him go free.
He made him lord over his house, *
and ruler of all his possessions,
That he might instruct his princes according to his will *
and teach his elders wisdom.