Hymn of praise
Praise the name of Yahweh,
praise Yahweh, you who serve Him,
serving in the house of Yahweh,
in the courts of the house of our God!
Praise Yahweh, for Yahweh is good.
Play for His name, for He inspires love;
since Yahweh has chosen Jacob,
Israel as His own.
I have learned for myself that Yahweh is great,
that our Lord surpasses all other gods.
In the heavens, on the earth,
in the ocean, in the depths,
Yahweh's will is sovereign.
He raises up clouds from the boundaries of the earth,
makes the lightning flash for the downpour
and brings the wind out of His storehouse.
He struck down the first-born of Egypt,
of man and beast alike,
He sent signs and wonders
among you, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and his officials.
He struck the pagans down in droves,
He slaughtered mighty kings,
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
and Og, the king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
He gave their lands as a legacy,
a legacy to His people Israel.
Yahweh, Your name endures forever!
Yahweh, Your memory is always fresh!
Since Yahweh vindicates His people,
and cares for those who serve Him;
whereas pagans' idols, in silver and gold,
products of human skill,
have mouths, but never speak,
eyes, but never see,
ears, but never hear,
and not a breath in their mouths.
Their makers will end up like them
and so will anyone who relies on them.
House of Israel, bless Yahweh,
House of Aaron, bless Yahweh,
House of Levi, bless Yahweh,
you who fear Yahweh, bless Yahweh!
Blessed be Yahweh in Zion,
in Jerusalem His home!
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