The sky was made at the Lord's command.
By the breath from his mouth, he made all the stars.
He gathered the water of the sea into a heap.
He made the great ocean stay in its place.
All the earth should worship the Lord;
the whole world should fear him.
He spoke, and it happened.
He commanded, and it appeared.
The Lord upsets the plans of nations;
he ruins all their plans.
But the Lord's plans will stand forever;
his ideas will last from now on.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his very own.
The Lord looks down from heaven
and sees every person.
From his throne he watches
all who live on earth.
He made their hearts
and understands everything they do.
No king is saved by his great army.
No warrior escapes by his great strength.
Horses can't bring victory;
they can't save by their strength.
But the Lord looks after those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his love.
He saves them from death
and spares their lives in times of hunger.
So our hope is in the Lord.
He is our help, our shield to protect us.
We rejoice in him,
because we trust his holy name.
Lord, show your love to us
as we put our hope in you.