Psalms 136
NABRE
136
Hymn of Thanksgiving for God’s Everlasting Mercy
I
1Praise the Lord, for he is good;#Ps 100:5; 118:1.
for his mercy endures forever;
2Praise the God of gods;
for his mercy endures forever;
3Praise the Lord of lords;
for his mercy endures forever;
II
4Who alone has done great wonders,#Ps 72:18.
for his mercy endures forever;
5Who skillfully made the heavens,#Gn 1:9–19.
for his mercy endures forever;
6Who spread the earth upon the waters,#Ps 24:2.
for his mercy endures forever;
7Who made the great lights,
for his mercy endures forever;
8The sun to rule the day,
for his mercy endures forever;
9The moon and stars to rule the night,#Jer 31:35.
for his mercy endures forever;
III
10Who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,#Ex 12:29, 51; 14:22, 27; 15:22; Ps 78:51–52; 135:8.
for his mercy endures forever;
11And led Israel from their midst,
for his mercy endures forever;
12With mighty hand and outstretched arm,#Dt 4:34.
for his mercy endures forever;
13Who split in two the Red Sea,
for his mercy endures forever;
14And led Israel through its midst,
for his mercy endures forever;
15But swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,#Ex 14:21f.
for his mercy endures forever;
16Who led the people through the desert,#Dt 8:2, 15.
for his mercy endures forever;
IV
17Who struck down great kings,#Ps 135:10–12.
for his mercy endures forever;
18Slew powerful kings,
for his mercy endures forever;
19Sihon, king of the Amorites,
for his mercy endures forever;
20Og, king of Bashan,
for his mercy endures forever;
21And made their lands a heritage,
for his mercy endures forever;
22#A heritage for Israel: the land was given to Israel by God to be handed on to future generations.A heritage for Israel, his servant,
for his mercy endures forever.
V
23The Lord remembered us in our low estate,
for his mercy endures forever;
24Freed us from our foes,
for his mercy endures forever;
25And gives bread to all flesh,
for his mercy endures forever.
VI
26Praise the God of heaven,
for his mercy endures forever.

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