Psalm 113

1    Alleluia.

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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