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A Hymn of Thanksgiving

A song of David.

138 Lord, I will thank you with all my heart.
    I will sing to you before the false gods.
I will bow down facing your holy Temple.
    And I will thank you for your love and loyalty.
You have made your name and your word
    greater than anything.
On the day I called to you, you answered me.
    You made me strong and brave.

Lord, let all the kings of the earth praise you.
    They have heard the words you speak.
They will sing about what the Lord has done
    because the Lord’s glory is great.

Though the Lord is supreme
    he takes care of those who are not proud.
    But he stays away from those who are proud.
Lord, even when I have trouble all around me,
    you will keep me alive.
When my enemies are angry,
    you will reach down and save me by your power.
Lord, you do everything for me.
    Lord, your love continues forever.
    You made us. Do not leave us.

Psalm 138

Of David.

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods”(A) I will sing(B) your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple(C)
    and will praise your name(D)
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,(E)
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.(F)
When I called,(G) you answered me;(H)
    you greatly emboldened(I) me.

May all the kings of the earth(J) praise you, Lord,
    when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing(K) of the ways of the Lord,
    for the glory of the Lord(L) is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;(M)
    though lofty, he sees them(N) from afar.
Though I walk(O) in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life.(P)
You stretch out your hand(Q) against the anger of my foes;(R)
    with your right hand(S) you save me.(T)
The Lord will vindicate(U) me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever(V)
    do not abandon(W) the works of your hands.(X)

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