1Praise the Lord!
Servants of the Lord, praise him!
Praise the Lord’s name.
2May the Lord’s name be praised
now and forever.
3May the Lord’s name be praised
from where the sun rises to where it goes down.
4The Lord is higher than all nations.
His glory rises to the skies.
5There is no one like the Lord our God.
He sits on his throne high in heaven.
6He is so high above us that he must look down
to see the sky and the earth.
7He lifts the poor out of the dirt
and rescues beggars from the garbage dump.
8He puts them in important positions,
giving them a place among the leaders of his people.
9He gives children to the woman whose home is empty.
He makes her a happy mother.
Praise the Lord!