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Psalms 147

The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,

Psalms 147:1 Alleluia. Praise ye the Lord, because psalm is good: to our God be joyful and comely praise. Psalms 147:2 The Lord buildeth up Jerusalem: he will gather together the dispersed of Israel. Psalms 147:3 Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

his power,

Psalms 147:4 Who telleth the number of the stars: and calleth them all by their names. Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power: and of his wisdom there is no number.

and his mercy:

Psalms 147:6 The Lord lifteth up the meek, and bringeth the wicked down even to the ground.

to praise him for his providence:

Psalms 147:7 Sing ye to the Lord with praise: sing to our God upon the harp. Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men. Psalms 147:9 Who giveth to beasts their food: and to the young ravens that call upon him. Psalms 147:10 He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man. Psalms 147:11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,

Psalms 147:12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. Psalms 147:13 Because he hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates, he hath blessed thy children within thee. Psalms 147:14 Who hath placed peace in thy borders: and filleth thee with the fat of corn.

for his power over the meteors,

Psalms 147:15 Who sendeth forth his speech to the earth: his word runneth swiftly. Psalms 147:16 Who giveth snow like wool: scattereth mists like ashes. Psalms 147:17 He sendeth his crystal like morsels: who shall stand before the face of his cold? Psalms 147:18 He shall send out his word, and shall melt them: his wind shall blow, and the waters shall run.

and for his ordinances in the Church.

Psalms 147:19 Who declareth his word to Jacob: his justices and his judgments to Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not done in like manner to every nation: and his judgments he hath not made manifest to them. Alleluia.

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