1: Let the Lord be praised. O you servants of the Lord, give praise to the name of the Lord. 2: Let blessing be on the name of the Lord, from this time and for ever. 3: From the coming up of the sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised. 4: The Lord is high over all nations, and his glory is higher than the heavens. 5: Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, 6: Looking down on the heavens, and on the earth? 7: He takes the poor man out of the dust, lifting him up from his low position; 8: To give him a place among the rulers, even with the rulers of his people. 9: He gives the unfertile woman a family, making her a happy mother of children. Give praise to the Lord.