O give thanks unto the LORD; for | he is gracious,
* and his | mercy• en•dureth• for ever.
2 Who can express the noble acts | of the LORD,
* or | show forth all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that | alway• keep judgment,
* and | do righteousness.
4 Remember me, O LORD, according to the favour that thou bearest | unto• thy people;
* O visit | me with thy salvation;
5 That I may see the felicity | of thy chosen,
* and rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give | thanks with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned | with our fathers;
* we have done a- | -miss, and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither kept they thy great goodness | in remembrance;
* but were disobedient at the sea, even | at the Red Sea.
8 Nevertheless, he helped them for his | Name's sake,
* that he might make his | power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was | dried up;
* so he led them through the | deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the adver- | -sary's hand,
* and delivered them from the | hand of the enemy.
11 As for those that troubled them, the waters | overwhelmed them;
* there was not | one of them left.
12 Then believed | they his words,
* and sang | praise unto him.
13 But within a while they for-| -gat his works,
* and would | not abide his counsel.
14 But lust came upon them | in the wilderness,
* and they tempted | God in the desert.
15 And he gave them | their desire,
* and sent leanness with- | -al •into• their soul.
16 They angered Moses also | in the tents,
* and Aaron the | saint of the LORD.
17 So the earth opened, and | swallowed• up Dathan,
* and covered the congre- | -gation of Abiram.
18 And the fire was kindled | in their company;
* the flame | burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a | calf in Horeb,
* and | worshipped• the molten image.
20 Thus they | turned their glory
* into the similitude of a | calf that eateth hay.
21 And they forgat | God their Saviour,
* who had done so | great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the | land of Ham;
* and fearful things | by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him | in the gap,
* to turn away his wrathful indignation, | lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they thought scorn of that | pleasant land,
* and gave no | credence •unto• his word;
25 But murmured | in their tents,
* and hearkened not unto the | voice of the LORD.
26 Then lift he up his | hand against them,
* to over- | -throw them in the wilderness;
27 To cast out their seed a- | -mong the nations,
* and to | scatter• them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves unto | Baal-peor,
* and ate the | offer•ings of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their | own inventions;
* and the | plague was great among them.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and | interposed;
* and | so the plague ceased.
31 And that was counted unto | him for righteousness,
* among all posteri- | -ties for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the | waters• of strife,
* so that he punished | Moses• for their sakes;
33 Because they pro- | -voked his spirit,
* so that he spake unad- | -vised•ly with his lips.
34 Neither destroyed | they the heathen,
* as the | LORD commanded them;
35 But were mingled a- | -mong the heathen,
* and | learned their works.
36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which became a snare | unto them;
* yea, they offered their sons and their | daughters unto devils;
37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and | of their daughters,
* whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan; and the land | was defiled with blood.
38 Thus were they stained with their | own works,
* and went a whoring | with their own inventions.
39 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled a- | -gainst his people,
* insomuch that he ab- | -horred his own inheritance.
40 And he gave them over into the hand | of the heathen;
* and they that hated them were | lords over them.
41 Their enemies op- | -pressed them,
* and | had them in subjection.
42 Many a time did he de- | -liver them;
* but they rebelled against him with their own inventions, and were brought | down in their wickedness.
43 Nevertheless, when he saw | their adversity,
* he | heard their complaint.
44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according unto the multitude | of his mercies;
* yea, he made all those that led them away | captive• to pity them.
45 Deliver us, O LORD our God, and gather us from a- | -mong the heathen;
* that we may give thanks unto thy holy Name, and make our | boast of thy praise.
46 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting, and | world with•out end;
* And let all the | people say, Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,
* and | to the Holy Ghost,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,
* world without | end. Amen.