1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord ♦
and to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 To tell of your love early in the morning ♦
and of your faithfulness in the night-time,
3 Upon the ten-stringed instrument, upon the harp, ♦
and to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, Lord, have made me glad by your acts, ♦
and I sing aloud at the works of your hands.
5 O Lord, how glorious are your works! ♦
Your thoughts are very deep.
nor do fools understand,
7 That though the wicked sprout like grass ♦
and all the workers of iniquity flourish,
8 It is only to be destroyed for ever; ♦
but you, O Lord, shall be exalted for evermore.
9 For lo, your enemies, O Lord,
lo, your enemies shall perish, ♦
and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn you have exalted
like the horns of wild oxen; ♦
I am anointed with fresh oil.
11 My eyes will look down on my foes; ♦
my ears shall hear the ruin of the evildoers
who rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, ♦
and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon.
13 Such as are planted in the house of the Lord ♦
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; ♦
they shall be vigorous and in full leaf;
15 That they may show that the Lord is true; ♦
he is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in him.