1Oh give thanks to the LORD, 2for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let 3the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has 4redeemed from trouble
and 5gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Some 6wandered in desert wastes, finding no way 7to a city to dwell in;
hungry and thirsty, their soul 8fainted within them.
Then they 9cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by 10a straight way till they reached 11a city to dwell in.
12Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he 13satisfies the longing soul, 14and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
15Some sat in darkness and in 16the shadow of death, prisoners in 17affliction and in irons,
for they 18had rebelled against the words of God, and 19spurned the counsel of the Most High.
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, 20with none to help.
21Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He brought them out of 22darkness and the shadow of death, and 23burst their bonds apart.
24Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he 25shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.
Some were 26fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;
27they loathed any kind of food, and they 28drew near to 29the gates of death.
30Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He 31sent out his word and 32healed them, and 33delivered them from their destruction.
34Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
And let them 35offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and 36tell of his deeds in 37songs of joy!
Some 38went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
For he 39commanded and 40raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage 41melted away in their evil plight;
they reeled and 42staggered like drunken men and 43were at their wits' end.
44Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He 45made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
46Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
Let them 47extol him in 48the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
He 49turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,
50a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.
He 51turns a desert into pools of water, 52a parched land into springs of water.
And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish 53a city to live in;
they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.
54By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.
When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
55he pours contempt on princes and 56makes them wander 57in trackless wastes;
but 58he raises up the needy out of affliction and 59makes their families like flocks.
60The upright see it and are glad, and 61all wickedness shuts its mouth.
62Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.