Praise to God for His Word and Providence
1Praise the Lord!
For ⚓it is good to sing praises to our God;
⚓For it is pleasant, and⚓praise is beautiful.
2The Lord⚓builds up Jerusalem;
⚓He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3⚓He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
4⚓He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5⚓Great is our Lord, and ⚓mighty in power;
⚓His understanding is infinite.
6⚓The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
8⚓Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
9⚓He gives to the beast its food,
And⚓to the young ravens that cry.
10⚓He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
12Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you.
14⚓He makes peace in your borders,
And⚓fills you with the finest wheat.
15⚓He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16⚓He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
17He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
18⚓He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19⚓He declares His word to Jacob,
⚓His statutes and His judgments to Israel.
20⚓He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His judgments, they have not known them.
Praise the Lord!