1 Praise the Lord! Praise, you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! 2 May the Lord's name be praised now and forevermore! 3 From east to west the Lord's name is deserving of praise.
4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations; his splendor reaches beyond the sky. 5 Who can compare to the Lord our God, who sits on a high throne? 6 He bends down to look at the sky and the earth. 7 He raises the poor from the dirt, and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile, 8 that he might seat him with princes, with the princes of his people. 9 He makes the barren woman of the family a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord!