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,1911
for they had rebelled20 against the words of God and despised21 the counsel22 of the Most High.
So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.2313
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them24 from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness25 and the deepest gloom26 and broke away their chains.2715
Let them give thanks28 to the LORD for his unfailing love29 and his wonderful deeds30 for men,
for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Some became fools31 through their rebellious ways32 and suffered affliction33 because of their iniquities.
They loathed all food34 and drew near the gates of death.3519
Then they cried36 to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them37 from their distress.
He sent forth his word38 and healed them;39 he rescued40 them from the grave.4121
Let them give thanks42 to the LORD for his unfailing love43 and his wonderful deeds44 for men.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings45 and tell of his works46 with songs of joy.47