O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, *
and his mercy endures for ever.
Let those whom the Lord has redeemed give thanks, *
whom he has delivered from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, *
from the north and from the south.
Those who go down to the sea in ships, *
who carry out their business in great waters,
They behold the works of the Lord *
and his wonders in the deep.
For at his word the stormy wind arises, *
which lifts up the waves.
They are carried up to heaven and down again to the deep; *
their soul melts away because of the trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, *
and are at their wits’ end.
So when they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, *
he delivers them out of their distress.
For he makes the storm to cease, *
so that the waves are still.
Then they are glad, because they are at rest, *
and so he brings them into the haven where they desire to be.
Oh, that they would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness *
and declare the wonders that he does for the children of men!
That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people *
and praise him in the seat of the elders!