Psalms 113

The Lord Helps People in Need

1Shout praises to the Lord!

Everyone who serves him,

come and praise his name.

2Let the name of the Lord

be praised now and forever.

3From dawn until sunset

the name of the Lord

deserves to be praised.

4The Lord is far above

all of the nations;

he is more glorious

than the heavens.

5No one can compare

with the Lord our God.

His throne is high above,

6and he looks down to see

the heavens and the earth.

7God lifts the poor and needy

from dust and ashes,

8and he lets them take part

in ruling his people.

9When a wife has no children,

he blesses her with some,

and she is happy.

Shout praises to the Lord!