1 Give thanks to theLord,for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” 4 Let those who fear theLordsay: “His love endures forever.”
5 When hard pressed,I cried to theLord; he brought me into a spacious place. 6 TheLordis with me;I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 7 TheLordis with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to take refuge in theLord than to trust in humans. 9 It is better to take refuge in theLord than to trust in princes. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of theLordI cut them down. 11 They surrounded meon every side, but in the name of theLordI cut them down. 12 They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of theLordI cut them down. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but theLordhelped me. 14 TheLordis my strengthand my defense[a]; he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joyand victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “TheLord’s right handhas done mighty things! 16 TheLord’s right hand is lifted high; theLord’s right hand has done mighty things!” 17 I will not diebut live, and will proclaimwhat theLordhas done. 18 TheLordhas chastenedme severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open for me the gatesof the righteous; I will enterand give thanks to theLord. 20 This is the gate of theLord through which the righteous may enter. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stonethe builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 23 theLordhas done this, and it is marvelousin our eyes. 24 TheLordhas done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
25 Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!
26 Blessed is he who comesin the name of theLord. From the house of theLordwe bless you.[b] 27 TheLordis God, and he has made his light shineon us. With boughs in hand,join in the festal procession up[c]to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God,and I will exaltyou.
29 Give thanks to theLord, for he is good; his love endures forever.