Psalm 138

1    I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart;  

before the gods will I sing praise to you.

2    I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,

    because of your love and faithfulness;  

for you have glorified your name

    and your word above all things.

3    In the day that I called to you, you answered me;  

you put new strength in my soul.

4    All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,  

for they have heard the words of your mouth.

5    They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,  

that great is the glory of the Lord.

6    Though the Lord be high, he watches over the lowly;  

as for the proud, he regards them from afar.

7    Though I walk in the midst of trouble,

    you will preserve me;  

you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;

    your right hand will save me.

8    The Lord shall make good his purpose for me;  

your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;

    forsake not the work of your hands.


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