1Lord, I worship you.2My God, I trust in you. Don't let me be put to shame. Don't let my enemies win the battle over me.3Those who put their hope in you will never be put to shame. But those who can't be trusted will be put to shame. They have no excuse.4Lord, show me your ways. Teach me how to follow you.5Guide me in your truth. Teach me. You are God my Savior. I put my hope in you all day long.6Lord, remember your great mercy and love. You have shown them to your people for a long time.7Don't remember the sins I committed when I was young. Don't remember how often I refused to obey you. Remember me because you love me. Lord, you are good.8The LORD is honest and good. He teaches sinners to walk in his ways.9He shows those who aren't proud how to do what is right. He teaches them his ways.10All of the LORD's ways are loving and faithful for those who obey what his covenant commands.11Lord, be true to your name. Forgive my sin, even though it is great.12Who is the man who has respect for the Lord? God will teach him the way he has chosen for him.13Things will always go well for him. His children will be given the land.14The LORD shares his plans with those who have respect for him. He makes his covenant known to them.15My eyes always look to the Lord. He alone can set my feet free from the trap.16Turn to me and show me your favor. I am lonely and hurting.17The troubles of my heart have increased. Set me free from my great pain.18Look at how I'm hurting! See how much I suffer! Take away all of my sins.19Look at how many enemies I have! See how terrible their hatred is for me!20Guard my life. Save me. Don't let me be put to shame. I go to you for safety.21May my honest and good life keep me safe. I have put my hope in you.22God, set Israel free from all of their troubles!
1Praise the Lord, you mighty angels. Praise the LORD for his glory and strength.2Praise the LORD for the glory that belongs to him. Worship the LORD because of his beauty and holiness.3The voice of the LORD is heard over the waters. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty waters.4The voice of the LORD is powerful. The voice of the LORD is majestic.5The voice of the LORD breaks the cedar trees. The LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon into pieces.6He makes the mountains of Lebanon skip like a calf. He makes Mount Hermon jump like a young wild ox.7The voice of the LORD strikes with flashes of lightning.8The voice of the LORD shakes the desert. The LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.9The voice of the LORD twists the oak trees. It strips the forests bare. And in his temple everyone cries out, "Glory!"10The LORD on his throne rules over the flood. The LORD rules from his throne as King forever.11The LORD gives strength to his people. The LORD blesses his people with peace.
1You who are godly, sing with joy to the Lord. It is right for honest people to praise him.2Praise the LORD with the harp. Make music to him on the lyre that has ten strings.3Sing a new song to him. Play with skill, and shout with joy.4What the LORD says is right and true. He is faithful in everything he does.5The LORD loves what is right and fair. The earth is full of his faithful love.6The heavens were made when the LORD commanded it to happen. All of the stars were created by the breath of his mouth.7He gathers the waters of the sea together. He puts the oceans in their places.8Let the whole earth have respect for the Lord. Let all of the people in the world honor him.9He spoke, and the world came into being. He commanded, and it stood firm.10The LORD blocks the sinful plans of the nations. He keeps them from doing what they want to do.11But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever. What he wants to do will last for all time.12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Blessed are the people he chose to be his own.13From heaven the LORD looks down and sees everyone.14From his throne he watches all those who live on the earth.15He creates the hearts of all people. He is aware of everything they do.16A king isn't saved just because his army is big. A soldier doesn't escape just because he is very strong.17People can't trust a horse to save them either. Though it is very strong, it can't save them.18But the LORD looks with favor on those who respect him. He watches over those who put their hope in his faithful love.19He watches over them to save them from death. He wants to keep them alive when there is no food in the land.20We wait in hope for the Lord. He helps us. He is like a shield that keeps us safe.21Our hearts are full of joy because of him. We trust in him, because he is holy.22Lord, may your faithful love rest on us. We put our hope in you.
1Here are the words God has given me to say about the evil ways of anyone who sins. He doesn't have any respect for God.2He praises himself so much that he can't see his sin or hate it.3His mouth speaks words that are evil and false. He has stopped being wise. He has stopped doing good.4Even as he lies in bed he makes evil plans. He commits himself to a sinful way of life. He never says no to what is wrong.5Lord, your love is as high as the heavens. Your faithful love reaches up to the skies.6You are as holy as the mountains are high. You are as honest as the oceans are deep. Lord, you keep people and animals safe.7How priceless your faithful love is! Important and ordinary people alike find safety in the shadow of your wings.8They eat well because there is more than enough in your house. You let them drink from your river that flows with good things.9You have the fountain of life. We are filled with light because you give us light.10Keep on loving those who know you. Keep on doing right to those whose hearts are honest.11Don't let the feet of those who are proud step on me. Don't let the hands of those who are evil drive me away.12See how those who do evil have fallen! They are thrown down. They aren't able to get up.
1I said, "I will be careful about how I live. I will not sin by what I say. I will keep my mouth closed when sinful people are near me."2I was silent and kept quiet. I didn't even say anything good. But the pain inside me grew worse.3My heart was deeply troubled. As I thought about what was happening to me, I became even more troubled. Then I spoke out.4I said, "Lord, show me when my life will end. Show me how many days I have left. Tell me how short my life will be.5You have given me only a few days to live. My whole life doesn't seem like anything to you. No man's life lasts any longer than a breath. "Selah"6People are only shadows as they go here and there. They rush around, but it doesn't mean anything. They pile up wealth, but they don't know who will get it.7"Lord, what can I look forward to now? You are the only hope I have.8Save me from all the wrong things I've done. Don't let foolish people make fun of me.9I keep silent. I don't open my mouth. You are the one who has caused all of this to happen.10Please stop beating me. I'm about to die from the blows of your hand.11You correct and punish people for their sin. Just as a moth eats cloth, you destroy their wealth. No one's life lasts any longer than a breath. "Selah"12"Lord, hear my prayer. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my sobbing. I'm like a guest in your home. I'm only a visitor, like all of my family who lived before me.13Leave me alone. Let me be full of joy again before I die."