Give praise, servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.
2 Let the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and forever.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting,
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4 The Lord is exalted above all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God—
the one enthroned on high,
6 who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the trash heap
8 in order to seat them with nobles—
with the nobles of his people.
9 He gives the childless woman a household,
making her the joyful mother of children.
1. Praise the Almighty, my soul, adore Him!
Yea, I will laud Him until death.
With songs and anthems I’ll come before Him
As long as He doth give me breath.
From Him my life and all things came;
Bless, O my soul, His holy name.
2. Trust not in princes, they are but mortal;
Earth-born they are and soon decay.
Naught are their counsels at life’s last portal,
When the dark grave doth claim its prey.
Since, then, no man can help afford,
Trust ye in Christ, our God and Lord.
3. Blessed, yea, blessed is he forever
Whose help is in the Lord most high,
Whom from the saving faith naught can sever
And who in hope to Christ draws nigh.
To all who trust in Him, our Lord,
Counsel and aid He doth afford.