Let the godly sing for joy to the ; it is fitting for the pure to praise him.
Praise the with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.
Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.
For the word of the holds true, and we can trust everything he does.
He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the fills the earth.
The merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.
He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.
Let the whole world fear the , and let everyone stand in awe of him.
For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.
The frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.
But the ’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
What joy for the nation whose God is the , whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.
The looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.
From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.
He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.
The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory— for all its strength, it cannot save you.
But the watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.
He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.
We put our hope in the . He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, , for our hope is in you alone.