GOD'S WORD® Translation
1Joyfully sing to the LORD, you righteous people. Praising [the LORD] is proper for decent people.
2Give thanks with a lyre to the LORD. Make music for him on a ten-stringed harp.
3Sing a new song to him. Play beautifully and joyfully on stringed instruments.
4The word of the LORD is correct, and everything he does is trustworthy.
5The LORD loves righteousness and justice. His mercy fills the earth.
6The heavens were made by the word of the LORD and all the stars by the breath of his mouth.
7He gathers the water in the sea like a dam and puts the oceans in his storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear the LORD. Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him.
9He spoke, and it came into being. He gave the order, and there it stood.
10The LORD blocks the plans of the nations. He frustrates the schemes of the people of the world.
11The LORD's plan stands firm forever. His thoughts stand firm in every generation.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.
13The LORD looks down from heaven. He sees all of Adam's descendants.
14From the place where he sits enthroned, he looks down upon all who live on earth.
15The one who formed their hearts understands everything they do.
16No king achieves a victory with a large army. No warrior rescues himself by his own great strength.
17Horses are not a guarantee for victory. Their great strength cannot help someone escape.
18The LORD's eyes are on those who fear him, on those who wait with hope for his mercy
19to rescue their souls from death and keep them alive during a famine.
20We wait for the LORD. He is our help and our shield.
21In him our hearts find joy. In his holy name we trust.
22Let your mercy rest on us, O LORD, since we wait with hope for you.