1 I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you have raised me up ♦︎
and have not let my foes triumph over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you ♦︎
and you have healed me.
3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; ♦︎
you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; ♦︎
give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
his favour for a lifetime. ♦︎
Heaviness may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
6 In my prosperity I said,
I shall never be moved. ♦︎
You, Lord, of your goodness,
have made my hill so strong.
7 Then you hid your face from me ♦︎
and I was utterly dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cried; ♦︎
to the Lord I made my supplication:
9 What profit is there in my blood,
if I go down to the Pit? ♦︎
Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; ♦︎
O Lord, be my helper.
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; ♦︎
you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;
12 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; ♦︎
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
1 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, ♦︎
and whose sin is covered.
2 Happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, ♦︎
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For I held my tongue; ♦︎
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all the day long.
4 Your hand was heavy upon me day and night; ♦︎
my moisture was dried up like the drought in summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you ♦︎
and my iniquity I did not hide.
6 I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, ♦︎
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
7 Therefore let all the faithful make their prayers to you
in time of trouble; ♦︎
in the great water flood, it shall not reach them.
8 You are a place for me to hide in;
you preserve me from trouble; ♦︎
you surround me with songs of deliverance.
9 I will instruct you and teach you
in the way that you should go; ♦︎
I will guide you with my eye.
10 Be not like horse and mule which have no understanding; ♦︎
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle,
or else they will not stay near you.
11 Great tribulations remain for the wicked, ♦︎
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
12 Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; ♦︎
shout for joy, all who are true of heart.
O praise God in his holiness; ♦︎
praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts; ♦︎
praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the blast of the trumpet; ♦︎
praise him upon the harp and lyre.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dances; ♦︎
praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5 Praise him with ringing cymbals; ♦︎
praise him upon the clashing cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath ♦︎
praise the Lord.