1(133-1) <A gradual canticle.> Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.2(133-2) In the nights lift up your hands to the holy places, and bless ye the Lord.3(133-3) May the Lord out of Sion bless thee, he that made heaven and earth.
1(145-1) <Alleluia, of Aggeus and Zacharias.> (145-2) Praise the Lord, O my soul,2(145-2) in my life I will praise the Lord: I will sing to my God as long as I shall be. Put not your trust in princes:3(145-3) In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.4(145-4) His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.5(145-5) Blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God:6(145-6) Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all things that are in them.7(145-7) Who keepeth truth for ever: who executeth judgment for them that suffer wrong: who giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth them that are fettered:8(145-8) The Lord enlighteneth the blind. The Lord lifteth up them that are cast down: the Lord loveth the just.9(145-9) The Lord keepeth the strangers, he will support the fatherless and the widow: and the ways of sinners he will destroy.10(145-10) The Lord shall reign for ever: thy God, O Sion, unto generation and generation.
1(146-1) Alleluia. Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise.2(146-2) The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.3(146-3) Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.4(146-4) Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.5(146-5) Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom there is no number.6(146-6) The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even to the ground.7(146-7) Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp.8(146-8) Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men.9(146-9) Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that call upon him.10(146-10) He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.11(146-11) The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.12(147-1) Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.13(147-2) Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee.14(147-3) Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the fat of corn.15(147-4) Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly.16(147-5) Who giveth snow like wool: scattereth mists like ashes.17(147-6) He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold?18(147-7) He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.19(147-8) Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.20(147-9) He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Alleluia.
1Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise ye him in the high places.2Praise ye him, all his angels, praise ye him, all his hosts.3Praise ye him, O sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars and light.4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens: and let all the waters that are above the heavens5Praise the name of the Lord. For he spoke, and they were made: he commanded, and they were created.6He hath established them for ever, and for ages of ages: he hath made a decree, and it shall not pass away.7Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all ye deeps:8Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfil his word:9Mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars:10Beasts and all cattle: serpents and feathered fowls:11Kings of the earth and all people: princes and all judges of the earth:12Young men and maidens: let the old with the younger, praise the name of the Lord:13For his name alone is exalted.14The praise of him is above heaven and earth: and he hath exalted the horn of his people. A hymn to all his saints to the children of Israel, a people approaching to him. Alleluia.
1Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle: let his praise be in the church of the saints.2Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their king.3Let them praise his name in choir: let them sing to him with the timbrel and the psaltery.4For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.5The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds.6The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:7To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people:8To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.9To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is to all his saints. Alleluia.
1Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the firmament of his power.2Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness.3Praise him with the sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp.4Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.5Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy:6(150-5) let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.