Theme: God’s great love for us. What God does for us tells us what he is really like.
A psalm of David.
1Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
6The Lord gives righteousness
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7He revealed his character to Moses
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
10He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
14For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
15Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17But the love of the Lord remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!
19The Lord has made the heavens his throne;
from there he rules over everything.
20Praise the Lord, you angels,
you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
listening for each of his commands.
21Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels
who serve him and do his will!
22Praise the Lord, everything he has created,
everything in all his kingdom.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.