Alleluia, a Psalm of Aggæus and Zacharias.
Praise ye the Lord: for psalmody is a good thing; let praise be sweetly sung to our God. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; and he will gather together the dispersed of Israel. He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. He numbers the multitudes of stars; and calls them all by names. Great is our Lord, and great is his strength; and his understanding is infinite. The Lord lifts up the meek; but brings sinners down to the ground.
Begin the song with thanksgiving to the Lord; sing praises on the harp to our God: who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who causes grass to spring up on the mountains, [* See Ps 103. 14.and green herb for the service of men;] and gives to cattle their food, and to the young ravens that call upon him. 10 He will not take pleasure in the strength of a horse; neither is he well-pleased with the legs of a man. 11 The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear him, and in all that hope in his mercy.

*146:8 See Ps 103. 14.