His Loving Kindness Endures Forever
1Give glory to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2Let them say so that have been redeemed by the Lord, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy: and gathered out of the countries.
3From the rising and the setting of the sun, from the north and from the sea.
4They wandered in a wilderness, in a place without water: they found not the way of a city for their habitation.
5They were hungry and thirsty: their soul fainted in them.
6And they cried to the Lord in their tribulation: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
7And he led them into the right way: that they might go to a city of habitation.
8Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.
9For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry soul with good things.
10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron.
11Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel of the most High:
12And their heart was humbled with labours: they were weakened, and their was none to help them.
13Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
14And he brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death; and broke their bonds in sunder.
15Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
16Because he hath broken gates of brass, and burst the iron bars.
17He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were brought low for their injustices.
18Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they drew nigh even to the gates of death.
19And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.
20He sent his word, and healed them: and delivered them from their destructions.
21Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.
22And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise: and declare his works with joy.
23They that go down to the sea in ships, doing business in the great waters:
24These have seen the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
25He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind: and the waves thereof were lifted up.
26They mount up to the heavens, and they go down to the depths: their soul pined away with evils.
27They were troubled, and reeled like a drunken man; and all their wisdom was swallowed up.
28And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he brought them out of their distresses.
29And he turned the storm into a breeze: and its waves were still.
30And they rejoiced because they were still: and he brought them to the haven which they wished for.
31Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him, and his wonderful works to the children of men.
32And let them exalt him in the church of the people: and praise him in the chair of the ancients.
33He hath turned rivers into a wilderness: and the sources of water into dry ground:
34A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
35He hath turned a wilderness into pools of water, and a dry land into water springs.
36And hath placed there the hungry; and they made a city for their habitation.
37And they sowed fields, and planted vineyards: and they yielded fruit of birth.
38And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly: and their cattle he suffered not to decrease.
39Then they were brought to be few: and they were afflicted through the trouble of evils and sorrow.
40Contempt was poured forth upon their princes: and he caused them to wander where there was no passing, and out of the way.
41And he helped the poor out of poverty: and made him families like a flock of sheep.
42The just shall see, and shall rejoice, and all iniquity shall stop their mouth.
43Who is wise, and will keep these things: and will understand the mercies of the Lord?