1 I will bless the Lord at all times; ♦︎
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord; ♦︎
let the humble hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me; ♦︎
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord and he answered me ♦︎
and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look upon him and be radiant ♦︎
and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6 This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me ♦︎
and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him ♦︎
and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is gracious; ♦︎
blessed is the one who trusts in him.
9 Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones, ♦︎
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 Lions may lack and suffer hunger, ♦︎
but those who seek the Lord
lack nothing that is good.
11 Come, my children, and listen to me; ♦︎
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is there who delights in life ♦︎
and longs for days to enjoy good things?
13 Keep your tongue from evil ♦︎
and your lips from lying words.
14 Turn from evil and do good; ♦︎
seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous ♦︎
and his ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, ♦︎
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry and the Lord hears them ♦︎
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted ♦︎
and will save those who are crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the troubles of the righteous; ♦︎
from them all will the Lord deliver them.
20 He keeps all their bones, ♦︎
so that not one of them is broken.
21 But evil shall slay the wicked ♦︎
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants ♦︎
and will condemn none who seek refuge in him.