Give thanks to the LORD,1 for he is good;2 his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed3 of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered4 from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.a4
Some wandered in desert5 wastelands, finding no way to a city6 where they could settle.
They were hungry7 and thirsty,8 and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out9 to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He led them by a straight way10 to a city11 where they could settle.
Let them give thanks12 to the LORD for his unfailing love13 and his wonderful deeds14 for men,
for he satisfies15 the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.1610
Some sat in darkness17 and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering18 in iron chains,19