Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous :
for it befits the just to praise him.
Give the Lord thanks upon the harp :
and sing his praise to the lute of ten strings.
O sing him a new song :
make sweetest melody, with shouts of praise.
For the word of the Lord is true :
and all his works are faithful.
He loves righteousness and justice :
the earth is filled with the loving-kindness of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made :
and their numberless stars by the breath of his mouth.
He gathered the waters of the sea as in a water-skin :
and laid up the deep in his treasuries.
Let the whole earth fear the Lord :
and let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
For he spoke, and it was done :
he commanded, and it stood fast.
The Lord frustrates the counsels of the nations :
he brings to nothing the devices of the peoples.
But the counsels of the Lord shall endure for ever :
the purposes of his heart from generation to generation.
Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord :
the people he chose to be his own possession.
The Lord looks down from heaven
and surveys all the children of men :
he considers from his dwelling-place
all the inhabitants of the earth;
He who fashioned the hearts of them all :
and comprehends all that they do.
A king is not saved by a mighty army :
nor is a warrior delivered by much strength;
A horse is a vain hope to save a man :
nor can he rescue any by his great power.
But the eye of the Lord is on those that fear him :
on those that trust in his unfailing love,
To deliver them from death :
and to feed them in the time of dearth.
We have waited eagerly for the Lord :
for he is our help and our shield.
Surely our hearts shall rejoice in him :
for we have trusted in his holy name.
Let your merciful kindness be upon us, O Lord :
even as our hope is in you.