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Come Praise the Lord
1Shout praises to the Lord!
Shout the Lord's praises
in the highest heavens.
2All of you angels,
and all who serve him above,
come and offer praise.
3Sun and moon,
and all of you bright stars,
come and offer praise.
4Highest heavens, and the water
above the highest heavens,#148.4 the water … heavens: It was believed that the earth and the heavens were surrounded by water.
come and offer praise.
5Let all things praise
the name of the Lord,
because they were created
at his command.
6He made them to last forever,
and nothing can change
what he has done.#148.6 nothing … done: Or “his laws will never change.”
7All creatures on earth,
you obey his commands,
so come praise the Lord!
8Sea monsters and the deep sea,
fire and hail, snow and frost,
and every stormy wind,
come praise the Lord!
9All mountains and hills,
fruit trees and cedars,
10every wild and tame animal,
all reptiles and birds,
come praise the Lord!
11Every king and every ruler,
all nations on earth,
12every man and every woman,
young people and old,
come praise the Lord!
13All creation, come praise
the name of the Lord.
Praise his name alone.
The glory of God is greater
than heaven and earth.
14Like a bull with mighty horns,
the Lord protects
his faithful nation Israel,
because they belong to him.
Shout praises to the Lord!