Praise the Lord. I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart, *
in the company of the upright and among the congregation.
The works of the Lord are great, *
sought out by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is worthy to be praised and held in honor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has made his marvelous works to be had in remembrance; *
The Lord is gracious and merciful.
He has given food to those who fear him; *
he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works, *
that he may give them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are true.
They stand fast for ever and ever *
and are done in truth and equity.
He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; *
a good understanding have all those who live accordingly; his praise endures for ever.