I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the angels I sing your praise;
I bow before your holy presence and give thanks to your name
for your steadfast love and your faithfulness.
For you have exalted above everything
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the wrath of my adversaries,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8