|Psalms 138: 1 - 3, 6 - 8
||I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise;
||I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.
||On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase.
||For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he knows from afar.
||Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me.
||The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands.