I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
We sing praises to the Lord!
-from Psalm 9 (ESV)
adapted from The Celebration Hymnal, Copyright 1997 by Word/Integrity