1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for it

becometh upright men to be thankful.

2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with

viol and instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing unto him a new song: sing cheerfully with

a loud voice.

4 For the word of the Lord is righteous, and all

his works are faithful.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the

earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens

made, and all the host of them by the breath of his


7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together

as upon an heap, and layeth up the depths in his


8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all them that

dwell in the world, fear him.

9 For he spake, and it was done: he commanded,

and it stood.

10 The Lord breaketh the counsel of the heathen,

and bringeth to nought the devices of the people.

11 The counsel of the Lord shall stand forever,

and the thoughts of his heart throughout all ages.

12 Blessed is that nation, whose God is the

Lord: even the people that he hath chosen for his


13 The Lord looketh down from heaven, and

beholdeth all the children of men.

14 From the habitation of his dwelling, he beholdeth

all them that dwell in the earth.

15 He fashioneth their hearts every one, and

understandeth all their works.

16 The King is not saved by the multitude of an

host, neither is the mighty man delivered by great


17 A horse is a vain help, and shall not deliver any

by his great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that

fear him, and upon them that trust in his mercy,

19 To deliver their souls from death, and to preserve

them in famine.

20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: for he is our

help and our shield.

21 Surely our heart shall rejoice in him, because

we trusted in his holy Name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we trusted

in thee.

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