1 Preserve me, O God, for in you have I taken refuge; ♦︎
I have said to the Lord, You are my lord,
all my good depends on you.
2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, ♦︎
upon those who are noble in heart.
3 Though the idols are legion
that many run after, ♦︎
their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
neither make mention of their names upon my lips.
4 The Lord himself is my portion and my cup; ♦︎
in your hands alone is my fortune.
5 My share has fallen in a fair land; ♦︎
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.
6 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel, ♦︎
and in the night watches he instructs my heart.
7 I have set the Lord always before me; ♦︎
he is at my right hand; I shall not fall.
8 Wherefore my heart is glad and my spirit rejoices; ♦︎
my flesh also shall rest secure.
9 For you will not abandon my soul to Death, ♦︎
nor suffer your faithful one to see the Pit.
10 You will show me the path of life;
in your presence is the fullness of joy ♦︎
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
O sing to the Lord a new song; ♦︎
sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.
2 Let Israel rejoice in their maker; ♦︎
let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance; ♦︎
let them sing praise to him with timbrel and lyre.
4 For the Lord has pleasure in his people ♦︎
and adorns the poor with salvation.
5 Let the faithful be joyful in glory; ♦︎
let them rejoice in their ranks,
6 With the praises of God in their mouths ♦︎
and a two-edged sword in their hands;
7 To execute vengeance on the nations ♦︎
and punishment on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains ♦︎
and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the judgement decreed: ♦︎
such honour have all his faithful servants.