- Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord;
and greatly delight in God's commandments.
- Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
the children of the upright will be blessed.
- Riches and plenty shall fill their houses;
righteousness shall be theirs for ever.
- They are a light in the darkness for the upright;
being gracious compassionate and just.
- It goes well with those who are generous in lending;
who conduct their affairs with justice.
- For the righteous will never be shaken;
they will be kept in remembrance for ever.
- They will not live in fear of bad news;
because with steadfast heart they trust in the Lord.
- Their heart is steady they will not fear;
in the end they shall see their enemies downfall.
- They give freely to the poor;
their righteousness stand for ever,
and they will hold up their head with honour.
- The wicked will be vexed when they see it;
they will grind their teeth and slink away,
for the hopes of the wicked shall come to nothing.
Blessèd are you, Sovereign God, ruler of the nations,
to you be glory and praise for ever!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your name is proclaimed in all the world.
As the Sun of Righteousness dawns in our hearts,
anoint our lips with the seal of your Spirit
that we may witness to your gospel
and sing your praise in all the world,
Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life:
Blessèd be God for ever!