The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts (armies)!
3Praise Him, sun and moon:
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters above the heavens!
5Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
6He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which shall not pass away.
7Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8Lightning and hail, snow and fog;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His orders;
9Mountains and all hills;
Fruitful trees and all cedars;
10Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged birds;
11Kings of the earth and all people;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.
13Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted and supreme;
His glory and majesty are above earth and heaven.
14He has lifted up a horn for His people [giving them strength, prosperity, dignity, and preeminence],
Praise for all His godly ones;
For the people of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)