Psalm 135

Refrain:    Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

1    Alleluia.

Praise the name of the Lord;  

give praise, you servants of the Lord,

2    You that stand in the house of the Lord,  

in the courts of the house of our God.

3    Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;  

make music to his name, for it is lovely.

4    For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself  

and Israel for his own possession. [R]

5    For I know that the Lord is great  

and that our Lord is above all gods.

6    The Lord does whatever he pleases

in heaven and on earth,  

in the seas and in all the deeps.

7    He brings up the clouds from the ends of the earth;  

he makes lightning with the rain

and brings the winds out of his treasuries. [R]

8    He smote the firstborn of Egypt,  

the firstborn of man and beast.

9    He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt,  

upon Pharaoh and all his servants.

10  He smote many nations  

and slew mighty kings:

11  Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, the king of Bashan,  

and all the kingdoms of Canaan.

12  He gave their land as a heritage,  

a heritage for Israel his people. [R]

13  Your name, O Lord, endures for ever  

and shall be remembered through all generations.

14  For the Lord will vindicate his people  

and have compassion on his servants. [R]

15  The idols of the nations are but silver and gold,  

the work of human hands.

16  They have mouths, but cannot speak;  

eyes have they, but cannot see;

17  They have ears, but cannot hear;  

neither is there any breath in their mouths.

18  Those who make them shall become like them,  

and so will all who put their trust in them. [R]

19  Bless the Lord, O house of Israel;  

O house of Aaron, bless the Lord.

20  Bless the Lord, O house of Levi;  

you who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.

21  Blessed be the Lord from Zion,  

who dwells in Jerusalem.


Refrain:    Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good.

Wise and gracious God,

save us from the idols of our hearts

and keep us in your living presence,

that we may become a people for your praise

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


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