The Majesty and Condescension of God

  1Praise the Lord!
  Praise, O servants of the Lord,
   Praise the name of the Lord!
   2Blessed be the name of the Lord
   From this time forth and forevermore!
   3From the rising of the sun to its going down
   The Lord’s name is to be praised.
  4The Lordishigh above all nations,
   His glory above the heavens.
   5Who is like the Lord our God,
   Who dwells on high,
   6Who humbles Himself to behold
   The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?
  7He raises the poor out of the dust,
   And lifts the needy out of the ash heap,
   8That He may seat him with princes—
   With the princes of His people.
   9He grants the barren woman a home,
   Like a joyful mother of children.
  Praise the Lord!