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Psalm 147

(from Day 30/31 Evening Prayer)

Laudate Dominum

  1. O 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.
  2. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: and gather together the out-casts of Israel.
  3. He healeth those that are broken in heart: and giveth medicine to heal their sickness.
  4. He telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.
  5. Great is our Lord, and great is his power: yea, and his wisdom is infinite.
  6. The Lord setteth up the meek: and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.
  7. O sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving: sing praises upon the harp unto our God;
  8. 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;
  9. Who giveth fodder unto the cattle: and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.
  10. He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse: neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
  11. But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him: and put their trust in his mercy.
  12. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.
  13. For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates: and hath blessed thy children within thee.
  14. He maketh peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the flour of wheat.
  15. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: and his word runneth very swiftly.
  16. He giveth snow like wool: and scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
  17. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who is able to abide his frost?
  18. He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
  19. He sheweth his word unto Jacob: his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.
  20. He hath not dealt so with any nation: neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws.