Praise the Lord. Sing praises, you servants of the Lord; *
O praise the Name of the Lord.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord, *
from this time forth for evermore.
The Lord’s Name be praised *
from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same.
The Lord is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, who has his dwelling so high, *
and yet humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven and earth?
He takes up the lowly out of the dust, *
and lifts the poor out of the ashes,
That he may set them with the princes, *
even with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home to dwell in, *
and makes her to be a joyful mother of children. Praise the Lord.
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
even before the gods will I sing praises to you.
I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your Name because of your loving-kindness and truth, *
for you have magnified your Name and your word above all things.
When I called upon you, you heard me *
and gave me increase of strength.
All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, *
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord be high, yet he has respect for the lowly; *
as for the proud, he beholds them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shall you refresh me; *
you shall stretch forth your hand upon the furiousness of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me.
The Lord shall make good his loving-kindness toward me; *
your mercy, O Lord, endures for ever; despise not the works of your own hands.