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Responsive Readings

He led them also by a straight way, that they might go to a city
of habitation.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his lovingkindness,
And for his wonderful works to the children of men!
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and the hungry soul he filleth with good.
Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound
in affliction and iron,
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the Most High:
Therefore he brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and there was none to help.
Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble,
And he saved them out of their distresses.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bonds in sunder.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his lovingkindness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths:
Their soul melteth away because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they are quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his lovingkindness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!