1 Praise the LORD!
Servants of the LORD, praise him!
Praise the LORD’S name.
2 May the LORD’S name be praised
now and forever.
3 May the LORD’S name be praised
from where the sun rises to where it goes down.
4 The LORD is higher than all nations.
His glory rises to the skies.
5 There is no one like the LORD our God.
He sits on his throne high in heaven.
6 He is so high above us that he must look down
to see the sky and the earth.
7 He lifts the poor out of the dirt
and rescues beggars from the garbage dump.
8 He puts them in important positions,
giving them a place among the leaders of his people.
9 He gives children to the woman whose home is empty.
He makes her a happy mother.
Praise the LORD!