O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, *
and his mercy endures for ever.
Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord, *
or show forth all his praise?
Blessed are those who act with justice, *
and who always do righteousness.
Remember me, O Lord, according to the favor that you show to your people; *
O visit me with your salvation,
That I may see the felicity of your chosen, *
and rejoice in the gladness of your people, and give thanks with your inheritance.
We have sinned like our fathers; *
we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
Our fathers regarded not your wonders in Egypt, neither did they keep your great goodness in remembrance, *
but were disobedient at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
Nevertheless, he saved them for his Name’s sake, *
that he might make his power known.
He rebuked the Red Sea, and it was dried up; *
so he led them through the deep as through a wilderness.
And he saved them from the adversary’s hand, *
and delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
As for those who troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; *
there was not one of them left.
Then they believed his words *
and sang praises unto him.
But soon they forgot his works *
and would not wait for his counsel.
A craving came upon them in the wilderness, *
and they tempted God in the desert.
So he gave them their desire, *
and sent leanness into their soul.
They were envious of Moses also in the camp, *
and of Aaron the holy one of the Lord.
So the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan *
and covered the company of Abiram,
And fire was kindled in their company; *
the flame burnt up the ungodly.