Psalm 138

Refrain:    Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

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. [R]

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. [R]

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.

Refrain:    Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

Lord our God, supreme over all things,

look upon the humble and lowly

and put new strength into our souls

to complete your purpose for us

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


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