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.
They went astray in the wilderness, even in the desert, *
and found no city to dwell in;
They were hungry and thirsty, *
and their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, *
and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them forth by a straight path *
until they came to a city where they might dwell.
Oh, that they would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness *
and declare the wonders that he does for the children of men!
For he satisfies the empty soul *
and fills the hungry soul with goodness.