1 Alleluia. Praise the Lord, children. Praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed is the name of the Lord, from this time forward and even forever.
3 From the rising of the sun, even to its setting, praiseworthy is the name of the Lord.
4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory is high above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord, our God, who dwells on high,
6 and who gazes upon the humble things in heaven and on earth?
7 He lifts up the needy from the ground, and he urges the poor away from filth,
8 so that he may place him with the leaders, with the leaders of his people.
9 He causes a barren woman to live in a house, as the joyful mother of sons.