Parallel
148
PSALM 148
First Version
Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
1Praise God. From heavens praise the Lord,
in heights praise to him be.
2All ye his angels, praise ye him;
his hosts all, praise him ye.
3O praise ye him, both sun and moon,
praise him, all stars of light.
4Ye heav'ns of heav'ns him praise, and floods
above the heavens' height.
5Let all the creatures praise the name
of our almighty Lord:
For he commanded, and they were
created by his word.
6He also, for all times to come,
hath them establish'd sure;
He hath appointed them a law,
which ever shall endure.
7Praise ye JEHOVAH from the earth,
dragons, and ev'ry deep:
8Fire, hail, snow, vapour, stormy wind,
his word that fully keep.
9All hills and mountains, fruitful trees,
and all ye cedars high:
10Beasts, and all cattle, creeping things,
and all ye birds that fly.
11Kings of the earth, all nations,
princes, earth's judges all:
12Both young men, yea, and maidens too,
old men, and children small.
13Let them God's name praise; for his name
alone is excellent:
His glory reacheth far above
the earth and firmament.
14His people's horn, the praise of all
his saints, exalteth he;
Ev'n Isr'el's seed, a people near
to him. The Lord praise ye.