1   I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; 

          with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. 
2   I declare that your steadfast love is established forever; 
          your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.


3   You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, 
          I have sworn to my servant David: 
4   ‘I will establish your descendants forever, 
          and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah


5   Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, 
          your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones. 
6   For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? 
          Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD, 
7   a God feared in the council of the holy ones, 
          great and awesome above all that are around him? 
8   O LORD God of hosts, 
          who is as mighty as you, O LORD? 
          Your faithfulness surrounds you. 
9   You rule the raging of the sea; 
          when its waves rise, you still them. 
10  You crushed Rahab like a carcass; 
          you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. 
11  The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours; 
          the world and all that is in it — you have founded them. 
12  The north and the south — you created them; 
          Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name. 
13  You have a mighty arm; 
          strong is your hand, high your right hand. 
14  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; 
          steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. 
15  Happy are the people who know the festal shout, 
          who walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance; 
16  they exult in your name all day long, 
          and extol your righteousness. 
17  For you are the glory of their strength; 
          by your favor our horn is exalted. 
18  For our shield belongs to the LORD, 
          our king to the Holy One of Israel.



LET US PRAY: Dear Lord, sustain us as we seek to sustain each other: in the beauty of your kingdom, with the bounty of your earth, amid the needs of your cities, and through the fellowship of neighbors working together. Amen.



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