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