Psalm 118

1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good:
    his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim:
    that his mercy endures for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron proclaim:
    that his mercy endures for ever.
4 Let those who fear the Lord proclaim:
    that his mercy endures for ever.
5 In my danger I called to the Lord:
    he answered and set me free.
6 The Lord is on my side, I shall not fear:
    what can flesh and blood do to me?
7 The Lord is at my side as my helper:
    I shall see the downfall of my enemies.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord:
    than to trust to flesh and blood:
    
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord:
    than to put your trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me:
    but in the name of the Lord I drove them back.
11 They surrounded, they surrounded me on every side:
    but in the name of the Lord I drove them back.
12 They swarmed about me like bees, they blazed like fire among the thorns:
    in the name of the Lord I drove them back.
13 I was pressed so hard that I almost fell:
    but the Lord was my helper.
14 The Lord is my strength and my song:
    and has become my salvation.
15 The sounds of joy and deliverance:
    are in the tents of the righteous.
16 The right hand of the Lord does mighty things:
    the right hand of the Lord raises up.
17 I shall not die but live:
    and proclaim the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has disciplined me hard:
    but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open me the gates of righteousness:
    and I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord:
    the righteous shall enter it.
21 I will praise you, for you answered me:
    and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected:
    has become the head of the corner.
23 This is the Lord's doing:
    and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made:
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 O Lord, save us, we pray:
    O Lord, send us prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes, in the name of the Lord:
    from the house of the Lord we bless you.
27 The Lord is God, and he has given us light:
    guide the festal throng up to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God and I will praise you:
    you are my God, I will exalt you.
29 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good:
    and his mercy endures for ever.