1Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.2Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.3Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.4to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.5who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.6who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.7who made the great lights— His love endures forever.8the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.9the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.10to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.11and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever.12with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.13to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever.14and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever.15but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever.16to him who led his people through the wilderness; His love endures forever.17to him who struck down great kings, His love endures forever.18and killed mighty kings— His love endures forever.19Sihon king of the Amorites His love endures forever.20and Og king of Bashan— His love endures forever.21and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever.22an inheritance to his servant Israel. His love endures forever.23He remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.24and freed us from our enemies. His love endures forever.25He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.26Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
1By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.2There on the poplars we hung our harps,3for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”4How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?5If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.6May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy.7Remember, LORD, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. “Tear it down,” they cried, “tear it down to its foundations!”8Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.9Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.
1I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.2I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.3When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.4May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.5May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.6Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.8The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.