¶ Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous, for it becometh well the just to be thankful. Praise the LORD with harp: sing psalms unto him with the lute and instrument of ten strings. Sing him a new song, yea sing lustily unto him, and with a good courage. For the word of the LORD is true, and all his works are faithful. He loveth mercy and judgment, the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, and all the Hosts of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters together as it were in a bottle, and layeth up the deep in secret. Let all the earth fear the LORD, and let all them that dwell in the world, stond in awe of him. For look what he sayeth, it is done: and look what he commandeth, it stondeth fast. The LORD bringeth the counsel of the Heathen to naught, and turneth the devices of the people. But the counsel of the LORD endureth, and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
¶ Blessed are the people that hold the LORD for their God, and blessed are the folk whom he hath chosen to be his heritage. The LORD looketh down from heaven, and beholdeth all the children of men: from his strong seat he considereth all them that dwell in the world. He only hath fashioned all the hearts of them, and knoweth all their works. A king is not helped by his own great host, neither is a giant saved thorow the might of his own strength. A horse is but a vain thing to save a man, it is not the power of his strength that can deliver him. Behold, the eye of the LORD looketh unto them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy. That he may deliver their souls from death, and to feed them in the deare time. Let our soul patiently abide the LORD, for he is our help and shield. So shall our heart rejoice in him, because we have hoped in his holy name. Let thy merciful kindness, O LORD, be upon us, like as we put our trust in thee.