1How good it is to sing our praise to God the Lord Most High!
How pleasant and how fitting when we praise Him in reply.
2For He builds up Jerusalem, and gathers those outcast;
3He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds at last.
4The Lord determines all the stars; each one by name does call;
5Great is the Lord, mighty in pow’r; His knowledge passes all.
6The Lord sustains the humble, and relieves the ones bowed down;
But stands against the wicked ones, and casts them to the ground.
7Sing to the Lord with thanks and praise; with harp and lyre sing;
8He covers heaven with his clouds; to earth His rain does bring.
He makes the grass grow on the hills; provides the beasts with food;
9Young ravens, too, which cry to Him; supplies them all with food.
10His pleasure’s not in horse’s strength, nor in the legs of man;
11The Lord delights in those who fear, and trust His loving plan.
12Extol the Lord, Jerusalem; and praise your God, Zion!
13He strengthened all your bars and gates, and in you blessed your sons.
14The Lord grants peace within your walls; with wheat He satisfies.
15He sends forth His command on earth; His word runs swift and flies;
16He spreads the snow like wool around, and scatters frost like ash;
17He hurls his ice like pebbles; Who can stand before His blast?
18He sends His word forth, melting them; stirs wind so waters flow;
19Declares His words to Jacob, and His laws for them to know.
20No other nation has received His laws or known His ways;
He’s done this all for Israel; O to the Lord be praise!