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Psalm 138

Give Thanks to the Lord


1I give you thanks, O Lord, with | my whole heart;*

         before the gods I | sing your praise;


2I bow down toward your holy temple

         and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your | faithfulness,*

         for you have exalted above all things

         your name | and your word.


3On the day I called, you | answered me;*

         my strength of soul | you increased.


4All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, | O Lord,*

         for they have heard the words | of your mouth,


5and they shall sing of the ways | of the Lord,*

         for great is the glory | of the Lord.


6For though the Lord is high, he regards the | lowly,*

         but the haughty he knows | from afar.


7Though I walk in the midst of trouble,

         you pre- | serve my life;*

you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,

         and your right hand de- | livers me.


8The Lord will fulfill his pur- | pose for me;*

         your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.

         Do not forsake the work | of your hands.