He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us regarding our iniquities,
For as far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our sins from us!
Just as a father has compassion on his son,
So the Lord will have compassion on those who fear Him,
For He, Himself, He knows our very frame,
He is mindful that we truly are but dust,
||: For as high as the heavens are
above the earth,
So great is His love toward those who fear Him, :||
Those who fear Him!
The lovingkindess of the Lord will never end,
From forever to forever for those who fear Him,
His righteousness unto His children's children,
To those who keep His laws and who remember to do them!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
The wisdom to escape the wrath that's coming on this
But we need not know His terror, and we need not dread
For these things are reserved for those who do not fear