But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.
I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad
and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your right hand supported me,
and your gentleness made me great.
You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.
For your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in your faithfulness.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.
My times are in your hand.
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me.
I will thank you forever, because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good.
You have kept count of my tossing;
put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
I shall not be greatly shaken.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took
me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth
that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks,
for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.
I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
All my springs are in you.
I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart within my house.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.
Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the LORD.
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
I will run in the way of your commandments
when you enlarge my heart!
I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.
The sum of your word is truth,
and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he has mercy upon us.
The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
But as for me, I will look to the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Let it be to me according to your word.
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment
of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer
and to the ministry of the word.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself,
if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from
the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
So I always take pains
to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.
To this day I have had the help that comes from God.
The God to whom I belong and whom I worship.
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
For I decided to know nothing among you
except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:2
For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.
1 Corinthians 4:20
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the
knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
2 Corinthians 11:30
I have been crucified with Christ.
It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.
But far be it from me to boast
except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret
of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Henceforth, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day,
and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8
But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens
and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:13
So we have come to know
and to believe the love that God has for us.
1 John 4:16
The kingdom of the world
has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he shall reign forever and ever.