1 I will exalt you, O God my King, ♦︎
and bless your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you ♦︎
and praise your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; ♦︎
his greatness is beyond all searching out.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another ♦︎
and declare your mighty acts.
5 They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, ♦︎
and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
6 They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, ♦︎
and I will also tell of your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness ♦︎
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, ♦︎
long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving to everyone ♦︎
and his mercy is over all his creatures.
10 All your works praise you, O Lord, ♦︎
and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom ♦︎
and speak of your mighty power,
12 To make known to all peoples your mighty acts ♦︎
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; ♦︎
your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The Lord is sure in all his words ♦︎
and faithful in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholds all those who fall ♦︎
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, ♦︎
and you give them their food in due season.
17 You open wide your hand ♦︎
and fill all things living with plenty.
18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways ♦︎
and loving in all his works.
19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, ♦︎
to all who call upon him faithfully.
20 He fulfils the desire of those who fear him; ♦︎
he hears their cry and saves them.
21 The Lord watches over those who love him, ♦︎
but all the wicked shall he destroy.
22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, ♦︎
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Praise the Lord, O my soul:
while I live will I praise the Lord; ♦︎
as long as I have any being,
I will sing praises to my God.
2 Put not your trust in princes,
nor in any human power, ♦︎
for there is no help in them.
3 When their breath goes forth, they return to the earth; ♦︎
on that day all their thoughts perish.
4 Happy are those who have the God of Jacob for their help, ♦︎
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
5 Who made heaven and earth,
the sea and all that is in them; ♦︎
who keeps his promise for ever;
6 Who gives justice to those that suffer wrong ♦︎
and bread to those who hunger.
7 The Lord looses those that are bound; ♦︎
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
8 The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; ♦︎
the Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord watches over the stranger in the land;
he upholds the orphan and widow; ♦︎
but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
10 The Lord shall reign for ever, ♦︎
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.