The World Should Praise the Lord
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the skies.
Praise him high above the earth.
2Praise him, all you angels.
Praise him, all you armies of heaven.
3Praise him, sun and moon.
Praise him, all you shining stars.
4Praise him, highest heavens
and you waters above the sky.
5Let them praise the Lord,
because they were created by his command.
6He put them in place forever and ever;
he made a law that will never change.
7Praise the Lord from the earth,
you large sea animals and all the oceans,
8lightning and hail, snow and mist,
and stormy winds that obey him,
9mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10wild animals and all cattle,
crawling animals and birds,
11kings of the earth and all nations,
princes and all rulers of the earth,
12young men and women,
old people and children.
13Praise the Lord,
because he alone is great.
He is more wonderful than heaven and earth.
14God has given his people a king.
He should be praised by all who belong to him;
he should be praised by the Israelites, the people closest to his heart.
Praise the Lord!