Psalm 111

1    Alleluia.

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,  

in the company of the faithful and in the congregation.

2    The works of the Lord are great,  

sought out by all who delight in them.

3    His work is full of majesty and honour  

and his righteousness endures for ever.

4    He appointed a memorial for his marvellous deeds;  

the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

5    He gave food to those who feared him;  

he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6    He showed his people the power of his works  

in giving them the heritage of the nations.

7    The works of his hands are truth and justice;  

all his commandments are sure.

8    They stand fast for ever and ever;  

they are done in truth and equity.

9    He sent redemption to his people;

    he commanded his covenant for ever;  

holy and awesome is his name.

10  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

    a good understanding have those who live by it;  

his praise endures for ever.


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