Psalm 138 (137)
9Your hands lead all for my good. A prayer for the times when we are pleased with God and we would like heaven and earth to share our joy and thanksgiving.
1 I thank you, O Lord, with all my heart,
1 for you have heard the word of my lips.
1 I sing your praise in the presence of the gods.
2 I bow down towards your holy temple
2 and give thanks to your name,
2 for your love and faithfulness,
2 for your word which exceeds everything.
3 You answered me when I called;
3 you restored my soul and made me strong.
4 O Lord, all kings on earth will give you praise,
4 when they have heard your words.
5 They will celebrate the ways of the Lord,
5 “great is the glory of the Lord!”
6 From above, the Lord watches over the lowly;
6 from afar, he marks down the haughty.
7 If I walk in the midst of trouble,
7 you give me life.
7 With outstretched arm,
7 you save me from the wrath of my foes,
7 with your right hand you deliver me.
8 How the Lord cares for me!
8 Your kindness, O Lord, endures forever.
8 Forsake not the work of your hands.