1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, ♦︎
for it is good for the just to sing praises.
2 Praise the Lord with the lyre; ♦︎
on the ten-stringed harp sing his praise.
3 Sing for him a new song; ♦︎
play skilfully, with shouts of praise.
4 For the word of the Lord is true ♦︎
and all his works are sure.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; ♦︎
the earth is full of the loving-kindness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made ♦︎
and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers up the waters of the sea as in a waterskin ♦︎
and lays up the deep in his treasury.
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; ♦︎
stand in awe of him, all who dwell in the world.
9 For he spoke, and it was done; ♦︎
he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to naught; ♦︎
he frustrates the designs of the peoples.
11 But the counsel of the Lord shall endure for ever ♦︎
and the designs of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Happy the nation whose God is the Lord ♦︎
and the people he has chosen for his own.
13 The Lord looks down from heaven ♦︎
and beholds all the children of earth.
14 From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze ♦︎
on all who dwell on the earth.
15 He fashions all the hearts of them ♦︎
and understands all their works.
16 No king is saved by the might of his host; ♦︎
no warrior delivered by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; ♦︎
for all its strength it cannot save.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord
is upon those who fear him, ♦︎
on those who wait in hope for his steadfast love,
19 To deliver their soul from death ♦︎
and to feed them in time of famine.
20 Our soul waits longingly for the Lord; ♦︎
he is our help and our shield.
21 Indeed, our heart rejoices in him; ♦︎
in his holy name have we put our trust.
22 Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, ♦︎
as we have set our hope on you.