I will bless the Lord continually :
his praise shall be always in my mouth.
Let my soul boast of the Lord :
the humble shall hear it and rejoice.
O praise the Lord with me :
let us exalt his name together.
For I sought the Lords help and he answered :
and he freed me from all my fears.
Look towards him and be bright with joy :
your faces shall not be ashamed.
Here is a wretch who cried, and the Lord heard him :
and saved him from all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps round those who fear him :
and delivers them in their need.
O taste and see that the Lord is good :
happy the man who hides in him!
Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones :
for those who fear him never lack.
Lions may suffer want and go hungry :
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing good.
Come, my children, listen to me :
and I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Which of you relishes life :
wants time to enjoy good things?
Keep your tongue from evil :
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good :
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of God are on the righteous :
and his ears towards their cry.
The Lord sets his face against wrongdoers :
to root out their memory from the earth.
The righteous cry; the Lord hears it :
and frees them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to those who are broken-hearted :
and the crushed in spirit he saves.
The trials of the righteous are many :
but our God delivers him from them all.
He guards all his bones :
so that not one is broken.
Evil will slay the wicked :
and those who hate the righteous will be destroyed.
The Lord ransoms the lives of his servants :
and none who hide in him will be destroyed.