I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.
I live and breathe God;
if things aren't going well, hear this and be happy: 3 Join me in spreading the news;
together let's get the word out.
God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears. 5 Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him. 6 When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot. 7 God's angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see -
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him. 9 Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness. 10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.
Come, children, listen closely;
I'll give you a lesson in God worship. 12 Who out there has a lust for life?
Can't wait each day to come upon beauty? 13 Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth. 14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace - don't let it get away!
God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan. 16 God won't put up with rebels;
he'll cull them from the pack. 17 Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
ready to rescue you. 18 If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there;
if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath.
Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time. 20 He's your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken. 21 The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good. 22 God pays for each slave's freedom;
no one who runs to him loses out.