Psalms

David Praises God’s Great Love A Psalm of David.1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;4 Who redeemeth thy...

Comfort in the Mercy of God A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD.1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline...

David Prays to Live with Integrity A Psalm of David.1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.3...

An Invitation to Praise God Cheerfully A Psalm of praise.1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;...

Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord A Psalm.1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the...

The Majesty of God’s Kingdom1 The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.4 His lightnings...

Sing to the Lord a New Song1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.4 For the...

The Lord Reigns1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.3 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the...

It Is a Good Thing to Praise God A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,3...

God Will Protect and Rescue1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.3 Surely he shall deliver thee from...

Moses Prays for the Nation A Prayer of Moses the man of God.1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.3 Thou turnest man...

Praise to God for His Covenant Promises Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou...

A Prayer from Deep Misery A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite.1 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto...

The Glorious City of God A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.2 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.4 I will make mention...

David’s Faith Is Firmly Rooted A Prayer of David.1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry...

A Prayer for Mercy and Salvation To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.1 LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.3 Thou hast...

The Joy of Fellowship in God’s House To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the...

God Is Most High over All the Earth A Song or Psalm of Asaph.1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.3 They have taken...

God Will Judge the Wicked A Psalm of Asaph.1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.4 Deliver the...

A Celebration of the Exodus from Egypt To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.3 Blow up the trumpet...

A Prayer for Restoration To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim-Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph.1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.3...

A Cry to God after the Desolation of Jerusalem A Psalm of Asaph.1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of...

Israel’s Rich History Maschil of Asaph.1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.4...

Remember God’s Help in the Past To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the...

God Alone Is to Be Feared To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the...

God Will Judge Uprightly To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.3 The...

A Prayer for a Devastated People Maschil of Asaph.1 O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount...

Holy Living Will Bring Future Rewards A Psalm of Asaph.1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw...

A Prayer for Israel’s King A Psalm for Solomon.1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son.2 He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.4 He...

God’s Constant Presence and Help1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou...

David’s Urgent Plea To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that...

David Needs Rescue from His Enemies To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.3...

David Honors God as Defender and Provider To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so...

May God’s Face Shine upon His People To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.3 Let the...

Come and See the Works of God To the chief Musician, A Song or Psalm.1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:2 Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy...

David Praises God for His Provision To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.1 Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our...

David Prays against a Conspiracy To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:3 Who whet their tongue...

David Thirsts for God A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;2 To see thy...

David’s Soul Rests in God To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.3 How long will ye imagine mischief...

David Takes Refuge in God To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David.1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.3...

David Prays for Israel’s Deliverance To the chief Musician upon Shushan-eduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.1 O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou...

David Prays for Deliverance from Enemies To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and...

David Reproves Wicked Judges To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.3 The wicked are estranged from the...

In Time of Trial, David Exalts God To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my...

David Fears His Enemies, but Trusts God To the chief Musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.1 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be...

David Is Hurt by a Close Friend To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;3 Because of the...

David Craves God’s ProtectionTo the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.3 The...

David Takes Refuge in GodTo the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may...

David Complains to God about the Wicked1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,...

David Praises God for VictoryTo the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most...