Give praise to the Lord; for it is good to make melody
to our God; praise is pleasing and beautiful.
2 The Lord is building up Jerusalem; he makes all the
outlaws of Israel come together.
3 He makes the broken-hearted well, and puts oil on
4 He sees the number of the stars; he gives them all
5 Great is our Lord, and great his power; there is no
limit to his wisdom.
6 The Lord gives help to the poor in spirit; but he
sends sinners down in shame.
7 Make songs of praise to the Lord; make melody to our
God with instruments of music.
By his hand the heaven is covered with clouds and
rain is stored up for the earth; he makes the grass
tall on the mountains.
He gives food to every beast, and to the young ravens
in answer to their cry.
He has no delight in the strength of a horse; he
takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord takes pleasure in his worshippers, and in
those whose hope is in his mercy.
Give praise to the Lord, O Jerusalem; give praise to
your God, O Zion.
He has made strong the iron bands of your doors; he
has sent blessings on your children inside your walls.
He gives peace in all your land, making your stores
full of fat grain.
He sends out his orders to the earth; his word goes
out 16 He gives snow like wool; he sends out ice-drops
He sends down ice like raindrops: water is made hard
by his cold.
18 At the outgoing of his word, the ice is turned to
water; when he sends out his wind, there is a flowing
He makes his word clear to Jacob, teaching Israel his
laws and his decisions.
He has not done these things for any other nation:
and as for his laws, they have no knowledge of them.
Let the Lord be praised.