Psalm 147
Douay-Rheims Bible

It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

(Romans 3:1-8; Hebrews 10:1-18)

1Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise.

2The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel.

3Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

4Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names.

5Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom there is no number.

6The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even to the ground.

7Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp.

8Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men.

9Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that call upon him.

10He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.

11The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

12Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion.

13Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee.

14Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the fat of corn.

15Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly.

16Who giveth snow like wool: scattereth mists like ashes.

17He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold?

18He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.

19Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel.

20He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Alleluia.

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