1 I will exalt you, O my God and king
Forever I will praise your holy name.
2 I will extold your name forevermore;
Day after day your praise I will proclaim.
3 Great is the LORD, most worthy of all praise.
His greatness none can search or comprehend.
4. Each generation will recount your deeds
and to the next your mighty acts commend.
5-6 They praise the splendour of your majesty,
The power of the works that you have done.
I too will meditate upon your deeds,
And your majestic acts I will make known.
7 They will rejoice in your benevolence,
And your abundant grace they'll celebrate
The righteousness that you have shown to them
In praise and joyful song they will relate.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate
He's slow to anger, rich in steadfast love.
9 The LORD is good to all that he has made
And merciful to all on earth that move.
10 All you have made will give you praise, O LORD;
Your saints will all unite to bless your name.
11 The glory of your reign they will declare,
And your surpassing mighty they will proclaim.
12 Thus all will hear about your mighty acts
And know the glorious splendour of your reign.
13 Your kingdom will endure forevermore;
For all time your dominion will remain.
The LORD is faithful to his promises;
To all that he has made his love is shown.
14 The LORD himself upholds all those who fall and lifts up everyone who is bowed down.
15 All eyes are raised expectantly to you,
and in due season you supply their food.
16 You open wide your hand to all that live
And satisfy their needs with what is good.
17 The LORD is just and good in all his ways
He shows his love to all that he has made.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call in truth to him for aid.
19 The hopes of those who fear him he fulfills;
He hears their cry and saves them from distress.
20 The LORD protects all those who love his name,
But slays all those who practice wickedness.
My lips will frame a psalm of thanks to God;
My mouth will speak for ever in his praise.
Let every creature magnify the LORD,
And praise his holy name now and always.
lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland