1Praise the lord!
Yes, give praise, O servants of the lord.
Praise the name of the lord!
2Blessed be the name of the lord
now and forever.
3Everywhere—from east to west—
praise the name of the lord.
4For the lord is high above the nations;
his glory is higher than the heavens.
5Who can be compared with the lord our God,
who is enthroned on high?
6He stoops to look down
on heaven and on earth.
7He lifts the poor from the dust
and the needy from the garbage dump.
8He sets them among princes,
even the princes of his own people!
9He gives the childless woman a family,
making her a happy mother.
Praise the lord!
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