Give praise, you servants of the Lord, ♦
O praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord, ♦
from this time forth and for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting ♦
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations ♦
and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
that has his throne so high, ♦
yet humbles himself to behold
the things of heaven and earth?
6 He raises the poor from the dust ♦
and lifts the needy from the ashes,
7 To set them with princes, ♦
with the princes of his people.
8 He gives the barren woman a place in the house ♦
and makes her a joyful mother of children.
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