Praise God Who Helps His People
1Praise the Lord!
It is good to sing praises to our God;
it is good and pleasant to praise him.
2The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;
he brings back the captured Israelites.
3He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.
4He counts the stars
and names each one.
5Our Lord is great and very powerful.
There is no limit to what he knows.
6The Lord defends the humble,
but he throws the wicked to the ground.
7Sing praises to the Lord;
praise our God with harps.
8He fills the sky with clouds
and sends rain to the earth
and makes grass grow on the hills.
9He gives food to cattle
and to the little birds that call.
10He is not impressed with the strength of a horse
or with human might.
11The Lord is pleased with those who respect him,
with those who trust his love.
12Jerusalem, praise the Lord;
Jerusalem, praise your God.
13He makes your city gates strong
and blesses your children inside.
14He brings peace to your country
and fills you with the finest grain.
15He gives a command to the earth,
and it quickly obeys him.
16He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
17He throws down hail like rocks.
No one can stand the cold he sends.
18Then he gives a command, and it melts.
He sends the breezes, and the waters flow.
19He gave his word to Jacob,
his laws and demands to Israel.
20He didn’t do this for any other nation.
They don’t know his laws.
Praise the Lord!