|Praise the LORD! |
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly.
|Praise to the Lord the Almighty. Psalm 147a(v146)|
|The LORD builds up Jerusalem; |
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
|He heals the brokenhearted, |
and binds up their wounds.
|He determines the number of the stars, |
he gives to all of them their names.
|Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; |
his understanding is beyond measure.
|The LORD lifts up the downtrodden, |
he casts the wicked to the ground.
|Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; |
make melody to our God upon the lyre!
|He covers the heavens with clouds, |
he prepares rain for the earth,
he makes grass grow upon the hills.
|He gives to the beasts their food, |
and to the young ravens which cry.
|His delight is not in the strength of the horse, |
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man;
|but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, |
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
|Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! |
Praise your God, O Zion!
|Praise to the Lord the Almighty. Psalm 147b(v147)|
|For he strengthens the bars of your gates; |
he blesses your sons within you.
|He makes peace in your borders; |
he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
|He sends forth his command to the earth; |
his word runs swiftly.
|He gives snow like wool; |
he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
|He casts forth his ice like morsels; |
who can stand before his cold?
|He sends forth his word, and melts them; |
he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
|He declares his word to Jacob, |
his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
|He has not dealt thus with any other nation; |
they do not know his ordinances.
Praise the LORD!
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