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PRAISE the LORD;
for it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and praise is comely.
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The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers together the scattered of Israel.
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He heals the broken of heart, and binds up their wounds.
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He counts the number of the stars;
he calls them all by their names.
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Great is our LORD, and great is his power;
his understanding is infinite.
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The LORD lifts up the meek;
he humbles the wicked down to the ground.
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Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
sing praise upon the harp to our God,
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Who covers the heavens with clouds, who gives rain upon the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.
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He gives to the cattle their food, and to the young ravens which cry.
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He delights not in the strength of the horse;
he takes no pleasure in the legs of a mighty man.
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The LORD takes pleasure in those who revere him, in those who hope in his mercy.
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Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion.
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For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;
he has blessed your children within you.
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He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest of the wheat.
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He sends forth his commandment upon earth;
his word runs very swiftly.
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He gives snow like wool;
he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
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He casts forth his ice like morsels;
who can stand before his cold?
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He sends out his word and melts them;
he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
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He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel.
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He has not dealt so with all nations;
and his judgments he has not made known to them.
Praise the LORD.