1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *his mercy endures for ever.
2Let Israel now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”
3Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”
4Let those who fear the Lord now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”
5I called to the Lord in my distress; *the Lord answered by setting me free.
6The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear; *what can anyone do to me?
7The Lord is at my side to help me; *I will triumph over those who hate me.
8It is better to rely on the Lord *than to put any trust in flesh.
9It is better to rely on the Lord *than to put any trust in rulers.
10All the ungodly encompass me; *in the Name of the Lord I will repel them.
11They hem me in, they hem me in on every side; *in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
12They swarm about me like bees;
they blaze like a fire of thorns; *in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
13I was pressed so hard that I almost fell, *but the Lord came to my help.
14The Lord is my strength and my song, *and he has become my salvation.
15There is a sound of exultation and victory *in the tents of the righteous:
16“The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”
17I shall not die, but live, *and declare the works of the Lord.
18The Lord has punished me sorely, *but he did not hand me over to death.
19Open for me the gates of righteousness; *I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.
20“This is the gate of the Lord; *he who is righteous may enter.”
21I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *and have become my salvation.
22The same stone which the builders rejected *has become the chief cornerstone.
23This is the Lord’s doing, *and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24On this day the Lord has acted; *we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25Hosanna, Lord, hosanna! *Lord, send us now success.
26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *we bless you from the house of the Lord.
27God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; *form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
28“You are my God, and I will thank you; *you are my God, and I will exalt you.”
29Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *his mercy endures for ever.