PSALM 147
Laudate Dominum.

Praise the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises | unto• our God;

* yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it | is to be thankful.

2 The LORD doth build | up Jerusalem,

* and gather together the | outcasts of Israel.

3 He healeth those that are | broken• in heart,

* and giveth | medicine• to heal their sickness.

4 He telleth the number | of the stars,

* and calleth them | all by their names.

5 Great is our Lord, and great | is his power;

* yea, and his | wisdom is infinite.

6 The LORD setteth | up the meek,

* and bringeth the ungodly | down to the ground.

7 O sing unto the LORD with | thanksgiving;

* sing praises upon the | harp •unto• our God:

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain | for the earth;

* and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains, and herb | for the use of men;

9 Who giveth fodder | unto• the cattle,

* and feedeth the young | ravens• that call upon him.

10 He hath no pleasure in the strength | of an horse;

* neither delighteth | he in •any• man's legs.

11 But the LORD'S delight is in | them that fear him,

* and put their | trust in his mercy.

12 Praise the LORD, | O Jerusalem;

* praise thy | God, O Sion.

13 For he hath made fast the bars | of thy gates,

* and hath | blessed thy •children• within thee.

14 He maketh peace | in thy borders,

* and filleth thee | with the flour of wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment up- | -on earth,

* and his word | runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth | snow like wool,

* and scattereth the | hoarfrost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his | ice like morsels:

* who is able | to abide his frost?

18 He sendeth out his word, and | melteth them:

* he bloweth with his wind, | and the waters flow.

19 He showeth his word | unto Jacob,

* his statutes and ordinances | unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with | any nation;

* neither have the heathen | knowledge of his laws.

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.