A Song of praise. Of David.
1I will extol thee, my God and King,
and bless thy name for ever and ever.
2Every day I will bless thee,
and praise thy name for ever and ever.
3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable.
4One generation shall laud thy works to another,
and shall declare thy mighty acts.
5On the glorious splendour of thy majesty,
and on thy wondrous works, I will meditate.
6Men shall proclaim the might of thy terrible acts,
and I will declare thy greatness.
7They shall pour forth the fame of thy abundant goodness,
and shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
8The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The LORD is good to all,
and his compassion is over all that he has made.
10All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD,
and all thy saints shall bless thee!
11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and tell of thy power,
12to make known to the sons of men thy145.12 Heb his mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendour of thy145.12 Heb his kingdom.
13Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and thy dominion endures throughout all generations.
The LORD is faithful in all his words,
and gracious in all his deeds.145.13 These two lines are supplied by one Hebrew Ms, Gk and Syr
14The LORD upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all look to thee,
and thou givest them their food in due season.
16Thou openest thy hand,
thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
17The LORD is just in all his ways,
and kind in all his doings.
18The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
19He fulfils the desire of all who fear him,
he also hears their cry, and saves them.
20The LORD preserves all who love him;
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
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