A psalm of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods.
I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.
When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
Every king in all the earth will give you thanks, O LORD, for all of them will hear your words.
Yes, they will sing about the LORD's ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great.
Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me.
The LORD will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)