1 Praise the LORD!
Praise, you servants of the LORD,
praise the LORD’s name.
2 Blessed be the LORD’s name,
from this time forward and forever more.
3 From the rising of the sun to its going down,
the LORD’s name is to be praised.
4 The LORD is high above all nations,
his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the LORD, our God,
who has his seat on high,
6 who stoops down to see in heaven and in the earth?
7 He raises up the poor out of the dust,
and lifts up the needy from the ash heap,
8 that he may set him with princes,
even with the princes of his people.
9 He settles the barren woman in her home
as a joyful mother of children.
Praise the LORD!