^1Praise ye the Lord, the Lord's name praise;
his servants, praise ye God.
^2Who stand in God's house, in the courts
of our God make abode.
^3Praise ye the Lord, for he is good;
unto him praises sing:
Sing praises to his name, because
it is a pleasant thing.
^4For Jacob to himself the Lord
did chuse of his good pleasure,
And he hath chosen Israel
for his peculiar treasure.
^5Because I know assuredly
the Lord is very great,
And that our Lord above all gods
in glory hath his seat.
^6What things soever pleas'd the Lord,
that in the heav'n did he,
And in the earth, the seas, and all
the places deep that be.
^7He from the ends of earth doth make
the vapours to ascend;
With rain he lightnings makes, and wind
doth from his treasures send.
^8Egypt's first-born, from man to beast
^9who smote. Strange tokens he
On Phar'oh and his servants sent,
Egypt, in midst of thee.
^10He smote great nations, slew great kings:
^11Sihon of Heshbon king,
And Og of Bashan, and to nought
did Canaan's kingdoms bring:
^12And for a wealthy heritage
their pleasant land he gave,
An heritage which Israel,
his chosen folk, should have.
^13Thy name, O Lord, shall still endure,
and thy memorial
With honour shall continu'd be
to generations all.
^14For why? the righteous God will judge
his people righteously;
Concerning those that do him serve,
himself repent will he.
^15The idols of the nations
of silver are and gold,
And by the hands of men is made
their fashion and mould.
^16Mouths have they, but they do not speak;
eyes, but they do not see;
^17Ears have they, but hear not; and in
their mouths no breathing be.
^18Their makers are like them; so are
all that on them rely.
^19O Isr'el's house, bless God; bless God,
O Aaron's family.
^20O bless the Lord, of Levi's house
ye who his servants are;
And bless the holy name of God,
all ye the Lord that fear.
^21And blessed be the Lord our God
from Sion's holy hill,
Who dwelleth at Jerusalem.
The Lord O praise ye still.