Laudate Nomen.

O praise the LORD, laud ye the Name | of the LORD;

* praise it, O ye | servants of the LORD;

2 Ye that stand in the house | of the LORD,

* in the courts of the | house of our God.

3 O praise the LORD, for the | LORD is gracious;

* O sing praises unto his | Name, for it is lovely.

4 For why? the LORD hath chosen Jacob | unto• himself,

* and Israel | for his own possession.

5 For I know that the | LORD is great,

* and that our Lord | is above all gods.

6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, | and in earth;

* and in the sea, | and in all deep places.

7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends | of the world,

* and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the | winds •out of• his treasuries.

8 He smote the | first•born of• Egypt,

* both of | man and beast.

9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou | land of Egypt;

* upon | Pharaoh•, and all his servants.

10 He smote | divers nations,

* and | slew mighty kings:

11 Sihon, king of the Amorites; and Og, the | king of Bashan;

* and | all the •kingdoms• of Canaan;

12 And gave their land to | be an heritage,

* even an heritage unto | Israel his people.

13 Thy Name, O LORD, en- | -dureth• for ever;

* so doth thy memorial, O LORD, from one gener- | -ation to another.

14 For the LORD will a- | -venge his people,

* and be | gracious •unto• his servants.

15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but | silver• and gold;

* the | work of men's hands.

16 They have | mouths, and speak not;

* eyes | have they, but they see not.

17 They have ears, and | yet they hear not;

* neither is there any | breath in their mouths.

18 They that make them are like | unto them;

* and so are all they that | put their trust in them.

19 Praise the LORD, ye | house of Israel;

* praise the | LORD, ye house of Aaron.

20 Praise the LORD, ye | house of Levi;

* ye that fear the | LORD, praise the LORD.

21 Praised be the LORD | out of Sion,

* who | dwelleth at Jerusalem.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.