For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
He also is to be feared above all gods.
“Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations,
And I will sing praises to Your name.
“I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.
“Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers!
I—to the LORD, I will sing,
I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the LORD, have created it.