Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous; *
it is fitting for the just to be thankful.
Praise the Lord with the harp; *
sing praises unto him with the ten-stringed lute.
Sing unto him a new song; *
make skillful melody and cry aloud with joy.
For the word of the Lord is true, *
and all his works are faithful.
He loves righteousness and true judgment; *
the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, *
and all the hosts of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together, as in a heap, *
and lays up the deep, as in a treasure house.
Let all the earth fear the Lord; *
stand in awe of him, all you that dwell in the world.
For he spoke, and it was done; *
he commanded and it stood fast.
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to naught; *
he makes the devices of the peoples to be of no effect, and casts out the counsels of princes.
The counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever, *
and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, *
and blessed are the people he has chosen for himself to be his inheritance.
The Lord looks down from heaven and beholds all the children of men; *
from the habitation of his dwelling he considers all those who dwell on the earth.
He fashions all the hearts of them *
and understands all their works.
There is no king who can be saved by a mighty host; *
neither is any mighty man delivered by great strength.
A horse is considered a vain hope to save a man; *
neither shall it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, *
and upon those who put their trust in his mercy,
To deliver their soul from death, *
and to feed them in the time of famine.
Our soul has patiently waited for the Lord, *
for he is our help and our shield.
Our heart shall rejoice in him, *
because we have hoped in his holy Name.
Let your merciful kindness, O Lord, be upon us, *
as we have put our trust in you.