1Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.2Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.3You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”4A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.5Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death— they are like the new grass of the morning:6In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.7We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.8You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.9All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.10Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.11If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.12Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.13Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.14Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.16May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.17May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”3Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.4He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.7A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.8You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.9If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,10no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;12they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.13You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.14“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.15He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.16With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
1It is good to praise the LORDand make music to your name, O Most High,2proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,3to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.4For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.5How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts!6Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,7that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.8But you, LORD, are forever exalted.9For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.10You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.11My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.12The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;13planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.14They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,15proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
1The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.2Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.3The seas have lifted up, LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.4Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.5Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.
1The LORD is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth.2Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.3How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?4They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.5They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.6They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”8Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?9Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?10Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?11The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.12Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;13you grant them relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.14For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.15Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?17Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.18When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.19When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.20Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?21The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.22But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.23He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.
1Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.2Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.3For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.4In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.5The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.6Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;7for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,8“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,9where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.10For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’11So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”