The Sovereignty of the Lord in Creation and History
1Rejoice ⚓in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
2Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
3Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
4For the word of the Lordis right,
And all His work is done in truth.
5He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
6⚓By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the ⚓host of them ⚓by the breath of His mouth.
7⚓He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
8Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
9For ⚓He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.
10⚓The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
11⚓The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has ⚓chosen as His own inheritance.
13⚓The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
14From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15He fashions their hearts individually;
⚓He considers all their works.
16⚓No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17⚓A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
18⚓Behold, the eye of the Lordis on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
19To deliver their soul from death,
And ⚓to keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.