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(By David.)

Praise the Lord with All Your Heart

138 With all my heart
    I praise you, Lord.
    In the presence of angels[a]
    I sing your praises.
I worship at your holy temple
    and praise you for your love
    and your faithfulness.
You were true to your word
    and made yourself more famous
    than ever before.[b]
When I asked for your help,
    you answered my prayer
    and gave me courage.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 138.1 angels: Or “gods” or “supernatural beings” who worship and serve God in heaven or “rulers” or “leaders.”
  2. 138.2 You were. . . before: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
  3. 138.3 and gave me courage: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

Though you are above us all,
    you care for humble people,
and you keep a close watch
    on everyone who is proud.

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You, Lord, will always
treat me with kindness.
    Your love never fails.
You have made us what we are.
    Don’t give up on us now![a]

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Footnotes

  1. 138.8 You have. . . now: Or “Please don’t desert your people.”