Psalm 145

Refrain:    Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

1    I will exalt you, O God my King,  

and bless your name for ever and ever.

2    Every day will I bless you  

and praise your name for ever and ever.

3    Great is the Lord and highly to be praised;  

his greatness is beyond all searching out. [R]

4    One generation shall praise your works to another  

and declare your mighty acts.

5    They shall speak of the majesty of your glory,  

and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

6    They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts,  

and I will also tell of your greatness.

7    They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness  

and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

8    The Lord is gracious and merciful,  

long-suffering and of great goodness. [R]

9    The Lord is loving to everyone  

and his mercy is over all his creatures.

10  All your works praise you, O Lord,  

and your faithful servants bless you.

11  They tell of the glory of your kingdom  

and speak of your mighty power,

12  To make known to all peoples your mighty acts  

and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.

13  Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;  

your dominion endures throughout all ages. [R]

14  The Lord is sure in all his words  

and faithful in all his deeds.

15  The Lord upholds all those who fall  

and lifts up all those who are bowed down.

16  The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord,  

and you give them their food in due season.

17  You open wide your hand  

and fill all things living with plenty. [R]

18  The Lord is righteous in all his ways  

and loving in all his works.

19  The Lord is near to those who call upon him,  

to all who call upon him faithfully.

20  He fulfils the desire of those who fear him;  

he hears their cry and saves them.

21  The Lord watches over those who love him,  

but all the wicked shall he destroy.

22  My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,  

and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Refrain:    Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

King of the universe,

you show the bright glory of your reign

in acts of mercy and enduring love;

raise the spirits of the downcast

and restore those who have fallen away,

that we may sing for ever of your love;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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