1 I will exalt you, O God my King, ♦
and bless your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I bless you ♦
and praise your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; ♦
his greatness is beyond all searching out.
4 One generation shall praise your works to another ♦
and declare your mighty acts.
5 They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, ♦
and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
6 They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, ♦
and I will also tell of your greatness.
7 They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness ♦
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, ♦
long-suffering and of great goodness.
9 The Lord is loving to everyone ♦
and his mercy is over all his creatures.
10 All your works praise you, O Lord, ♦
and your faithful servants bless you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom ♦
and speak of your mighty power,
12 To make known to all peoples your mighty acts ♦
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; ♦
your dominion endures throughout all ages.
14 The Lord is sure in all his words ♦
and faithful in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholds all those who fall ♦
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, ♦
and you give them their food in due season.
17 You open wide your hand ♦
and fill all things living with plenty.
18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways ♦
and loving in all his works.
19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, ♦
to all who call upon him faithfully.
20 He fulfils the desire of those who fear him; ♦
he hears their cry and saves them.
21 The Lord watches over those who love him, ♦
but all the wicked shall he destroy.
22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, ♦
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing.