Psalm 33

1 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous:
    for it befits the just to praise him.
2 Give the Lord thanks upon the harp:
    and sing his praise to the lute of ten strings.
3 O sing him a new song:
    make sweetest melody, with shouts of praise.
4 For the word of the Lord is true:
    and all his works are faithful.
5 He loves righteousness and justice:
    the earth is filled with the loving-kindness of the Lord.
6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made:
    and their numberless stars by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a water-skin:
    and laid up the deep in his treasuries.
8 Let the whole earth fear the Lord:
    and let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spoke, and it was done:
    he commanded, and it stood fast.
10 The Lord frustrates the counsels of the nations:
    he brings to nothing the devices of the peoples.
11 But the counsels of the Lord shall endure for ever:
    the purposes of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord:
    the people he chose to be his own possession.
13 The Lord looks down from heaven and surveys all the children of Adam:
    he considers from his dwelling-place all the inhabitants of the earth;
14 He who fashioned the hearts of them all:
    and comprehends all that they do.
15 A king is not saved by a mighty army:
    nor is a warrior delivered by much strength;
16 A horse is a vain hope as a deliverer:
    nor can he rescue any by his great power.
17 But the eye of the Lord is on those that fear him:
    on those that trust in his unfailing love,
18 To deliver them from death:
    and to feed them in the time of dearth.
19 We have waited eagerly for the Lord:
    for he is our help and our shield.
20 Surely our hearts shall rejoice in him:
    for we have trusted in his holy name.
21 Let your merciful kindness be upon us, O Lord:
    even as our hope is in you.