PSALM 33 11 10 11 10 dactylic [Sing Psalms]
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1 Joyfully sing to the LORD, all you righteous;
for it is good that the upright give praise.
2 With harp and lyre praise the LORD and make music;
3 with shouts of joy, a new song to him raise.
4 Righteous and true is the word God has spoken;
all the LORD’s actions his faithfulness prove.
5 He loves true righteousness, judgment and justice;
all earth is full of his unfailing love.
6 By the LORD’s word were the heavens created,
their starry host by the breath from his lips.
7 All the sea’s waters he gathers together
and in his storehouses lays up the deeps.
8 Let all the world fear the LORD in his greatness;
rev’rence his name, all you peoples of earth!
9 For when he spoke, all things came into being;
when he commanded, then all things stood forth.
10 Foiled by the LORD are the plans of the nations;
thwarted by him are the peoples’ designs.
11 But the LORD’s purposes stand firm for ever;
his plans endure through all ages and times.
12 Favoured and blessed is the nation he’s chosen,
whose God the LORD is throughout every age;
Blessed are the people he called to be near him,
those whom he chose as his own heritage.
13 From heaven’s height the LORD looks down and watches;
14 he sees mankind from his own dwelling-place.
15 He who has moulded the hearts of all people
knows every deed of the whole human race.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior lives by the strength of his hand.
17 Vain is man’s trust in a horse for deliverance,
nor by its strength can it victory command.
18 But the LORD’s eyes are on those who revere him,
those who rely on his unfailing love;
19 So that from famine and death he may save them,
giving them life by his power from above.
20 We wait in hope for the LORD, our defender;
21 trusting his holy name, our hearts are blessed.
22 LORD, may your unfailing love rest upon us,
just as in you our sure hope has been placed.