along with "Alisha's Personal Paraphrase" typed in pink font.
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
I'll keep talking about you.
2Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
I'll probably just keep talking about you until the day I die actually.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
Nobody on the planet is as cool as you, and nobody can explain away how cool you are.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
One generation tells the next how awesome you are, and then they tell the next and on and on it goes, until infinity.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
Each generation takes time expressing and dwelling on how incredible you are, and instilling the power of your name into the next generation.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They talk about how powerful you are and all the super miraculous ways you have worked in the lives of other people.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
They celebrate the fact that you are a good God that loves them and provides for them and sing joyfully of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
YOU are gracious and compassionate! YOU are slow to anger and rich in LOVE!! HOW wonderfully and magnificently brilliant of you! Such wonderful attributes for a father to possess!!!
9 The LORD is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
YOU are good to all!!!! YOU have compassion on all you have made!!!! WOW!!!! What a delight you are LORD!!! I'm Speechless. Truly, you are a merciful God.
10 All your works praise you, LORD;
your faithful people extol you.
We praise you LORD.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
We tell of the glory of your kingdom and we speak of your might.
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
so that everyone who knows us can know about you and about your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
We tell them that Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and that Heaven is their safe home for eternity, free from all the hardships they face here on earth.
The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.[c]
YOU, LORD, are trustworthy in ALL YOU promise and YOU are faithful in all YOU do, which is so just so hard to come by these days, so we thank you for that.
14 The LORD upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
YOU, LORD, uphold us when we fall down and YOU, LORD, lift us up when we bow down. What a beautiful picture. We humbly bow before you, Lord.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
The eyes of all look to you to provide for them and you provide for them exactly what they need exactly when they need it.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. (What precious words!!!)
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
YOU, LORD, are righteous in ALL YOUR ways, and faithful in ALL YOU do! (Amen.)
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
YOU, LORD, are close to the one who is calling out to you right now!!! You are NOT distant!! Your hear each desperate plea, and you are CLOSE! Thank you Lord, for that promise!!! (Somebody needed to hear that today!)
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
YOU, LORD, fulfill the desires of those who fear YOU and you hear their cries and you save them from where they are at. THANK YOU LORD!!! YOU ARE A GOOD GOD!!!
20 The LORD watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
YOU, LORD, watch over all who love YOU.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.
I will praise YOU, LORD today. I will join with all of the other creatures and praise YOU because YOU has given me a reason to be JOYFUL both now, and forever! AMEN.