1: Be glad in the Lord, O doers of righteousness; for praise is beautiful for the upright. 2: Give praise to the Lord on the corded instrument; make melody to him with instruments of music. 3: Make a new song to him; playing expertly with a loud noise. 4: For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his works are certain. 5: His delight is in righteousness and wisdom; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord. 6: By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the army of heaven by the breath of his mouth. 7: He makes the waters of the sea come together in a mass; he keeps the deep seas in store-houses. 8: Let the earth be full of the fear of the Lord; let all the people of the world be in holy fear of him. 9: For he gave the word, and it was done; by his order it was fixed for ever. 10: The Lord undoes the designs of the nations; he makes the thoughts of the peoples without effect. 11: The Lord's purpose is eternal, the designs of his heart go on through all the generations of man. 12: Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he has taken for his heritage. 13: The Lord is looking down from heaven; he sees all the sons of men; 14: From his house he keeps watch on all who are living on the earth; 15: He makes all their hearts; their works are clear to him. 16: A king's salvation is not in the power of his army; a strong man does not get free by his great strength. 17: A horse is a false hope; his great power will not make any man free from danger. 18: See, the eye of the Lord is on those in whose hearts is the fear of him, on those whose hope is in his mercy; 19: To keep their souls from death; and to keep them living in time of need. 20: Our souls are waiting for the Lord; he is our help and our salvation. 21: For in him our hearts have joy; in his holy name is our hope. 22: Let your mercy be on us, O Lord, as we are waiting for you.