Give thanks to the LORD,1 for he is good;2 his love endures forever.
Let the redeemed3 of the LORD tell their story-- 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.