1 I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; ¶ before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name ¶ for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, ¶ for you have so exalted your solemn decree ¶ that it surpasses your fame.
3 When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, ¶ when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; ¶ though lofty, he sees them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. ¶ You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; ¶ with your right hand you save me.
8 The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever — ¶ do not abandon the works of your hands.