1Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.2Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.3Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.4Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.5For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
1I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.2I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.3I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.4The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.5Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.6My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.7No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.8Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.
1Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.2Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.3For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.4My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.5In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.6I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.7I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.8All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.9For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears10because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.11My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.12But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations.13You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.14For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.15The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.16For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.17He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.18Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD:19“The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,20to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”21So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem22when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD.23In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.24So I said: “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.25In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.26They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.27But you remain the same, and your years will never end.28The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.”