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3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
4. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised : he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the nations are idols : but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Honour and majesty are before him ; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord, glory and strength;
8 Give unto the LORD, the glory due unto his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear before him all the earth.
10 Say among the heathen, that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad ; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is
therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
An Exhortation to praise God.
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God : it is be that hath made us, and not we ourselves : we are hiis people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good, bis mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
The Prophet's grievous complaint.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; ircline thine ear unto ine: in the day when I call, answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and iny bones are burned as an hearth.
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my
skin. 6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I waich, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are, sworn against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.
'11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. 12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for
ever, and thy remembrance unto all generations.
13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.
15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth, thy glory.
16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come; and the people which shall be created, shall praise the Lord.
19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those that are appointed to death;
21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms to serve the LORD.
23 He weakened my strength in the way ; be shortened my days.
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands.