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Psalm 107

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good :
 for his loving mercy is for ever.
Let the Lord’s redeemed say so :
 whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered in from every land,
   from the east and from the west :
 from the north and from the south.
Some went astray in the wilderness and in the desert :
 and found no path to an inhabited city;
They were hungry and thirsty :
 and their heart fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their distress :
 and he took them out of their trouble.
He led them by the right path :
 till they came to an inhabited city.
Let them thank the Lord for his goodness :
 and for the wonders that he does for the children of men;
For he satisfies the thirsty :
 and fills the hungry with good things.
Some sat in darkness and in deadly shadow :
 bound fast in affliction and iron,
Because they had rebelled against the words of God :
 and scorned the purposes of the Most High.
So he bowed down their hearts with affliction :
 they tripped headlong, with none to help them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their distress :
 and he took them out of their trouble.
He brought them out from darkness and deadly shadow :
 and broke their chains in two.
Let them thank the Lord for his goodness :
 and for the wonders that he does for the children of men;
For he shatters the doors of bronze :
 and cleaves the bars of iron.
Fools were far gone in transgression :
 and because of their sins were afflicted.
They sickened at any food :
 and had come to the gates of death.
Then they cried to the Lord in their distress :
 and he took them out of their trouble.
He sent his word and healed them :
 and saved their life from the Pit.
Let them thank the Lord for his goodness :
 and for the wonders that he does for the children of men;
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving :
 and tell what he has done with shouts of joy.
Those who go down to the sea in ships :
 and follow their trade on great waters,
These men have seen the works of God :
 and his wonders in the deep.
For he spoke, and raised the storm-wind :
 and it lifted high the waves of the sea.
They go up to the sky, and down again to the depths :
 their courage melts away in the face of disaster.
They reel and stagger like drunken men :
 and are at their wits’ end.
Then they cried to the Lord in their distress :
 and he took them out of their trouble.
He calmed the storm to a silence :
 and the waves of the sea were stilled.
Then they were glad because they were quiet :
 and he brought them to the haven they longed for.
Let them thank the Lord for his goodness :
 and for the wonders that he does for the children of men;
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people :
 and praise him in the council of elders.
He turns the rivers into desert :
 and springs of water into thirsty ground.
He makes of a fruitful land a salty waste :
 because its inhabitants are evil.
He turns the wilderness into a pool of water :
 and parched ground into flowing springs.
And there he settles the hungry :
 and they build a city to live in.
They sow fields and plant vineyards :
 which give them fruitful harvest.
He blesses them, and they multiply greatly :
 he does not let their cattle diminish.
But he pours contempt upon princes :
 and makes them stray in the pathless desert;
They are weakened and brought low :
 through stress of adversity and sorrow.
But he lifts the poor out of misery :
 and increases their families like flocks of sheep.
The upright shall see it and rejoice :
 and all wickedness shall shut its mouth.
Whoever is wise, let him observe these things :
 and consider the loving-kindness of the Lord.

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