Psalm 138
New American Bible Revised Edition

Psalm 138*

Hymn of a Grateful Heart

1Of David.


I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;a

in the presence of the angels* to you I sing.

2I bow low toward your holy temple;

I praise your name for your mercy and faithfulness.

For you have exalted over all

your name and your promise.

3On the day I cried out, you answered;

you strengthened my spirit.


4All the kings of earth will praise you, Lord,

when they hear the words of your mouth.

5They will sing of the ways of the Lord:

“How great is the glory of the Lord!”

6The Lord is on high, but cares for the lowlyb

and knows the proud from afar.

7Though I walk in the midst of dangers,

you guard my life when my enemies rage.

You stretch out your hand;

your right hand saves me.

8The Lord is with me to the end.

Lord, your mercy endures forever.

Never forsake the work of your hands!

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