Psalms 138

Of David.

I will praise you,  Lord, with all my heart;
before the ‘gods’ I will sing your praise.
I will bow down towards your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
you greatly emboldened me.
May all the kings of the earth praise you,  Lord,
when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the  Lord,
for the glory of the  Lord is great.
Though the  Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
The  Lord will vindicate me;
your love,  Lord, endures for ever –
do not abandon the works of your hands.
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