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Psalm 145


1 I will exalt you, O my God and king

Forever I will praise your holy name. 

2 I will extold your name forevermore; 

Day after day your praise I will proclaim. 

3 Great is the LORD, most worthy of all praise. 

His greatness none can search or comprehend. 

4. Each generation will recount your deeds 

and to the next your mighty acts commend. 

5-6 They praise the splendour of your majesty, 

The power of the works that you have done.

I too will meditate upon your deeds, 

And your majestic acts I will make known. 

7 They will rejoice in your benevolence, 

And your abundant grace they'll celebrate

The righteousness that you have shown to them

In praise and joyful song they will relate.  

8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate

He's slow to anger, rich in steadfast love. 

9 The LORD is good to all that he has made

And merciful to all on earth that move.  

10 All you have made will give you praise, O LORD; 

Your saints will all unite to bless your name.

11 The glory of your reign they will declare, 

And your surpassing mighty they will proclaim. 

12 Thus all will hear about your mighty acts

And know the glorious splendour of your reign. 

13 Your kingdom will endure forevermore; 

For all time your dominion will remain. 

The LORD is faithful to his promises; 

To all that he has made his love is shown.

14 The LORD himself upholds all those who fall and lifts up everyone who is bowed down. 

15 All eyes are raised expectantly to you, 

and in due season you supply their food. 

16 You open wide your hand to all that live

And satisfy their needs with what is good. 

17 The LORD is just and good in all his ways

He shows his love to all that he has made. 

18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, 

to all who call in truth to him for aid. 

19 The hopes of those who fear him he fulfills; 

He hears their cry and saves them from distress. 

20 The LORD protects all those who love his name, 

But slays all those who practice wickedness. 

My lips will frame a psalm of thanks to God; 

My mouth will speak for ever in his praise. 

Let every creature magnify the LORD, 

And praise his holy name now and always.

lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland

Psalm 146


1 Praise the LORD, my soul! O praise him! 

2 I'll extol him all my days

While I live to God my Saviour 

from my heart I will sing praise. 


3 Do not put your trust in princes 

mortal men who cannot save. 

4 All their plans will come to nothing

when they perish in the grave. 


5 Blessèd is the one who truly

looks for help to Jacob's God; 

Blessèd is the one who places 

all his hope upon the LORD - 


6 He who made the earth and heaven 

and the seas, with all their store; 

He who keeps his every promise, 

who is faithful evermore.  

7 He delivers from oppression

and relieves the hungry's plight. 

He releases those in prison; 

8 to the blind the LORD gives sight. 

Those who are bowed down he raises. 

God delights in righteousness. 

9 He protects and cares for strangers, 

widows and the fatherless. 

He frustrates the wicked's purpose. 

10 So the LORD through endless days 

Reigns to every generation . 

Praise your God, O Zion, praise! 

lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland

Psalm 147


1 O praise the LORD! How good it is

to sing him songs of praise! 

How pleasant to give thanks to him 

for all his gracious ways! 


2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; 

and he it is alone

who reaches out to Israèl 

to bring the exiles home. 

3 He heals his people's broken hearts, 

restores the bruised and the lame. 

4 He sets the number of the stars

and calls them each by name. 

5 Great is our Lord and great in power; 

his wisdom is profound. 

6 The LORD sustains the meek, but casts

the wicked to the ground. 

7 Sing to the LORD with thankfulness; 

with joy his praise proclaim; 

and with the music of the harp 

give glory to his name. 

8 He clothes the vast expanse of heaven - 

the sky with clouds he fills; 

he makes the rain refresh the earth

and grass grow on the hills. 

9 He sees the beast that roam the fields

and feeds them when they call; 

the ravens' young cry out to him, 

and he supplies them all. 

10 In horses strong, equipped for war, 

the LORD takes no delight; 

Nor does he care for proud displays

of human power and might. 

11 the LORD takes pleasure in his saints

who worship him in fear, 

and those who trust his steadfast love

will always find him near. 

12 Extol the LORD, Jerusalem, 

Zion, your God confess. 

13 He makes secure your city gates, 

and those within he'll bless. 

14 the LORD will grant you peace within 

the borders of your land, 

and finest wheat will fill your fields

from his sustaining hand. 

15 To all the corners of the earth 

the LORD's commands proceed; 

For when he speaks, his word goes forth

through all the world with speed. 

16 He spreads the snow as wool, the frost

like ashes on the land. 

17 He hurls forth icy hail like stones: 

who can such cold withstand?

18 But when he sends his mighty word and makes the warm winds blow, 

the frozen waters start to melt 

and once again to flow. 

19 To Jacob God declared his word

and makes his doctrines known; 

His ordinance he reveals 

to Israèl alone. 

20 He has not dealt in such a way 

with any other race - 

to us alone he shows his laws. 

O praise the LORD of grace! 

lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland

Psalm 148

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Earnest Prayer

1 O praise, O praise the LORD! 

Praise him from heavens' height! 

2 All angels, give him praise; 

Praise him, you hosts of light. 

3 Praise him, sun, moon and stars on high, 

4. You highest heavens and cloudy sky. 

5 O let them praise his name, 

The name of God the LORD, 

For he created them 

by his almighty word. 

6 He set their place eternally; 

For ever fixed is his decree.  

7 The LORD praise from the earth, 

You creatures of the deep, 

8 Fire, hail, snow, clouds and winds

which his commandments keep.  

9 You hills and trees, beasts wild and tame,

10 Small creatures, birds, exalt his name

11 All nations and earth's kings, 

Princes and all who reign; 

12 Young men and maidens too, 

Both children and old men:

13 the LORD's great name by them be praised; 

His name alone on high is raised. 

His glory shines abroad

Above the earth and heaven; 

14 And he to his own folk 

A mighty king has given. 

Let Israel give praise to God; 

They are his people.  Praise the LORD!  

lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland

Psalm 149

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Psalm 150(b)

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Psalm 150 (Tune - Lauda Anima aka Praise My Soul)

1 Praise God in his holy temple; 

praise the LORD in heavens high. 

2 Praise him for his acts of power; 

praise him for his majesty.  

Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! 

Praise him for his majesty.  

3 Praise him with the sounding trumpet; 

praise him with the harp and lute. 

4 Praise with tambourine and dancing, 

praise him with the strings and flute. 

Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! 

Praise him with the strings and flute. 

5 Praise him with the clash of cymbals; 

with loud cymbals praise accord. 

6 Praise him, everything that's breathing! 

Hallelujah! Praise the LORD! 

Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! Praise him! 

Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!

lyrics from 'Sing Psalms'. Copyright Free Church of Scotland

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