1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord ♦︎
and to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 To tell of your love early in the morning ♦︎
and of your faithfulness in the night-time,
3 Upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the harp, ♦︎
and to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, Lord, have made me glad by your acts, ♦︎
and I sing aloud at the works of your hands.
5 O Lord, how glorious are your works! ♦︎
Your thoughts are very deep.
6 The senseless do not know, ♦︎
nor do fools understand,
7 That though the wicked sprout like grass ♦︎
and all the workers of iniquity flourish,
8 It is only to be destroyed for ever; ♦︎
but you, O Lord, shall be exalted for evermore.
9 For lo, your enemies, O Lord,
lo, your enemies shall perish, ♦︎
and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn you have exalted
like the horns of wild oxen; ♦︎
I am anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eyes will look down on my foes; ♦︎
my ears shall hear the ruin of the evildoers
who rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, ♦︎
and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon.
13 Such as are planted in the house of the Lord ♦︎
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; ♦︎
they shall be vigorous and in full leaf;
15 That they may show that the Lord is true; ♦︎
he is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.
1 Sing to the Lord a new song; ♦︎
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Sing to the Lord and bless his name; ♦︎
tell out his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations ♦︎
and his wonders among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; ♦︎
he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are but idols; ♦︎
it is the Lord who made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before him; ♦︎
power and splendour are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; ♦︎
ascribe to the Lord honour and strength.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; ♦︎
bring offerings and come into his courts.
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; ♦︎
let the whole earth tremble before him.
10 Tell it out among the nations that the Lord is king. ♦︎
He has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
11 Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; ♦︎
let the sea thunder and all that is in it;
12 Let the fields be joyful and all that is in them; ♦︎
let all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the Lord.
13 For he comes, he comes to judge the earth; ♦︎
with righteousness he will judge the world
and the peoples with his truth.
1 The Lord is king: let the earth rejoice; ♦︎
let the multitude of the isles be glad.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him; ♦︎
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before him ♦︎
and burns up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings lit up the world; ♦︎
the earth saw it and trembled.
5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, ♦︎
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6 The heavens declared his righteousness, ♦︎
and all the peoples have seen his glory.
7 Confounded be all who worship carved images
and delight in mere idols. ♦︎
Bow down before him, all you gods.
8 Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced, ♦︎
because of your judgements, O Lord.
9 For you, Lord, are most high over all the earth; ♦︎
you are exalted far above all gods.
10 The Lord loves those who hate evil; ♦︎
he preserves the lives of his faithful
and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light has sprung up for the righteous ♦︎
and joy for the true of heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, ♦︎
and give thanks to his holy name.