I Will Sing Praise to God All My Life
1 - Show us..., O LORD Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Give us peace, and own us; give us peace, and own us, O LORD our God. May the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. Fill us with joy instead of the days you weighed down on us. Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Make of your mercies wondrous things, O LORD. You are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt. Our soul has had more than it's fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud. Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Cast your worry upon the LORD, and he will sustain you and will never leave the just wavering. For his mercy on us has been great, and his righteousness lasts forever. Show us your mercy, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. Give us your love and your peace, O LORD. For, you have given us everything. Give us peace; give us peace; give us peace; give us peace. 2 - We know love by this We know love by this, that Christ laid down his life for us. We ought therefore to lay down our lives for one another. * We know that we have passed from death to life because we love one another. * Whoever loves a brother or sister abides in light. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment because we love one another. 3 - I kept my faith, O LORD I kept my faith, O LORD, even when I said, "I am greatly afflicted." Alleluia. I said in my consternation, "Everyone is a liar." Alleluia. What shall I return to the LORD, for all his bounty to me? Alleluia. I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. Alleluia. I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. Alleluia. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones. Alleluia. O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds. Alleluia. I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD. Alleluia. In the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to you, O God. 4 - How Lovely is your Dwelling Place, O LORD How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God, to the living God. * At your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to you. * O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer. Give ear, O God of Jacob. Behold our shield, O God and look on the face of you anointed. * For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. * For the LORD loves mercy and truth. The LORD bestows favour and honour. No good things does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD, O LORD, God of hosts. Happy is everyone who trusts in you. How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God, to the living God. 5 - Praise the Name of the LORD Praise the name of the LORD; give praise, O servants of the LORD. Alleluia. You that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Alleluia. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for he is gracious. Alleluia. For I know that the LORD is great; our Lord is above all gods. Alleluia. Whatever the LORD pleases he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Alleluia. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings out the wind from his storehouses. Alleluia. Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages. Alleluia. For the LORD will vindicate his people, and have compassion on his servants. Alleluia. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. Alleluia. They have mouths, but they do not speak; they have eyes, but they do not see. Alleluia. They have ears, but they do not hear, and there is no breath in their mouths. Alleluia. Those who make them and all who trust them shall become like them. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory to you, O God. 6 - Have Mercy on Me, O God Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. * Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. * Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment. * Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice. * Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. * Restore to me the joy of your salvation. O LORD, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. * For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, O God. 7 - Praise the LORD, O my Soul Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. * Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. * The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the strangers. * The LORD will reign forever, your God, O nations, for all generations. 8 - Make a Joyful Noise to the LORD Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. 9 - Hear my Prayer, O LORD Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness. * Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. *I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. *Do not hide your face from me, or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit. Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. *Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Save me, O LORD, from my enemies; I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. *Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. In your righteousness bring me out of trouble. For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness; answer me in your righteousness. 10 - The LORD is my Shepherd The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. Alleluia. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters. Alleluia. He restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake. Alleluia. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff - they comfort me. Alleluia. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Alleluia. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Alleluia. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long. Alleluia. 11 - The earth is the LORD's and all that is in it The earth is the LORD's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it. Alleluia. For he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. Alleluia. Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? Alleluia. Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. Alleluia. They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation. Alleluia. Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Alleluia. Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors! That the King of glory may come in. Alleluia. Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle. Alleluia. Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors! That the King of glory may come in. Alleluia. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Alleluia. 12 - Bless the LORD, O my Soul Bless the LORD, O my soul. Blessed are you, O LORD. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger for ever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul. 13 - Sing to the LORD Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre. For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory. Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches. Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands. To execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples. To bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron. To execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!