1A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the Lord, All you servants of the Lord, Who by night stand in the house of the Lord!2Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the Lord.3The Lord who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!
1Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!2While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.3Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.4His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In that very day his plans perish.5Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,6Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever,7Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous.9The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.10The Lord shall reign forever-- Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!
1Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.2The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.3He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.4He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.5Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.6The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Sing praises on the harp to our God,8Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.9He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.10He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.11The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.12Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you.14He makes peace in your borders, And fills you with the finest wheat.15He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.16He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;17He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?18He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.19He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.20He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the Lord!
1Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!2Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!3Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!4Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, And you waters above the heavens!5Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.6He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away.7Praise the Lord from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths;8Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;9Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars;10Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl;11Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth;12Both young men and maidens; Old men and children.13Let them praise the name of the Lord, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.14And He has exalted the horn of His people, The praise of all His saints-- Of the children of Israel, A people near to Him. Praise the Lord!
1Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.2Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.3Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.4For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.5Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,7To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;8To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;9To execute on them the written judgment-- This honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!
1Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament!2Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!3Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp!4Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!5Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals!6Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!