Praise to the Merciful God
Give praise, servants of the Lord;
praise the name of the Lord.
2Let the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and forever.
3From the rising of the sun to its setting,
let the name of the Lord be praised.
4The Lord is exalted above all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
5Who is like the Lord our God —
the one enthroned on high,
6who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
7He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the trash heap
8in order to seat them with nobles —
with the nobles of his people.
9He gives the childless woman a household,
making her the joyful mother of children.