Psalm 149

Refrain:    Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth.

1    Alleluia.

O sing to the Lord a new song;  

sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.

2    Let Israel rejoice in their maker;  

let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.

3    Let them praise his name in the dance;  

let them sing praise to him with timbrel and lyre.

4    For the Lord has pleasure in his people  

and adorns the poor with salvation. [R]

5    Let the faithful be joyful in glory;  

let them rejoice in their ranks,

6    With the praises of God in their mouths  

and a two-edged sword in their hands;

7    To execute vengeance on the nations  

and punishment on the peoples;

8    To bind their kings in chains  

and their nobles with fetters of iron;

9    To execute on them the judgement decreed:  

such honour have all his faithful servants.


Refrain:    Sound praises to the Lord, all the earth.

Glorious and redeeming God,

give us hearts to praise you all our days

and wills to reject the world’s deceits,

that we may bind the evils of our age

and proclaim the good news of salvation

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


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