Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum.
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Thirtieth Day - Evening Prayer.
- PRAISE the Lord, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God; *
yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
- The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, *
and gather together the outcasts of Israel.
- He healeth those that are broken in heart, *
and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.
- He telleth the number of the stars, *
and calleth them all by their names.
- Great is our Lord, and great is his power; *
yea, and his wisdom is infinite.
- The Lord setteth up the meek, *
and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
- O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; *
sing praises upon the harp unto our God:
- Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth; *
and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb for the use of men;
- Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, *
and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
- He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse; *
neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
- But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him, *
and put their trust in his mercy.
- Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; *
praise thy God, O Sion.
- For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, *
and hath blessed thy children within thee.
- He maketh peace in thy borders, *
and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
- He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, *
and his word runneth very swiftly.
- He giveth snow like wool, *
and scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
- He casteth forth his ice like morsels: *
who is able to abide his frost?
- He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: *
he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
- He showeth his word unto Jacob, *
his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
- He hath not dealt so with any nation; *
neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
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