Page 779 Psalm 138


1           I will give you thanks O Lord with my whole heart:

                          even before the gods will I sing your praises.

2           I will bow down toward your holy temple

                                       and give thanks to your name:

                          because of your faithfulness and your loving-kindness

                                       for you have made your name and your word supreme

                                                    over all things.

3           At a time when I called to you you gave me answer:

                          and put new strength within my soul.

4           All the kings of the earth shall praise you O Lord:

                          for they have heard the words of your mouth;

5           And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord:

                          that the glory of the Lord is great.

6           For though the Lord is exalted he looks upon the lowly:

                          but he humbles the proud from afar.

7           Though I walk in the midst of danger

                                       yet will you preserve my I life:

                          you will stretch out your hand against the fury of my enemies

                                                    and your right hand shall save me.

8           The Lord will complete his purpose for me:

                          your loving-kindness O Lord endures for ever

                                       do not forsake the work of your own hands.

Glory to the Father...