Laudate Nomen
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 treasures.
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 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Basan : 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, endureth for ever : so doth thy memorial, O Lord, from one generation to another.
14 For the Lord will avenge 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.