1. I thank you, O Lord, with all my heart, for you have heard the word of my lips. I sing your praise in the presence of the gods.

2. I bow down towards your holy temple and give thanks to your name, for your love and faithfulness, for your word which exceeds everything.

3. You answered me when I called; you restored my soul and made me strong.

4. O Lord, all kings on earth will give you praise, when they have heard your words.

5. They will celebrate the ways of the Lord, "great is the glory of the Lord!"

6. From above, the Lord watches over the lowly; from afar, he marks down the haughty.

7. If I walk in the midst of trouble, you give me life. With outstretched arm, you save me from the wrath of my foes, with your right hand you deliver me.

8. How the Lord cares for me! Your kindness, O Lord, endures forever. Forsake not the work of your hands.

O sábio elogia a mulher forte dizendo: os seu dedos manejaram o fuso. A roca é o alvo dos seus desejos. Fie, portanto, cada dia um pouco. Puxe fio a fio até a execução e, infalivelmente, você chegará ao fim. Mas não tenha pressa, pois senão você poderá misturar o fio com os nós e embaraçar tudo.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina