Psalm of the Week

Psalms for days after Christmas


Year B - First and Second Sunday after Christmas Day - December 28 and January 4, 2014


Psalm 148

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
     praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
     praise him, all his host!

Praise him, sun and moon;
     praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
     and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
     for he commanded and they were created.
He established them forever and ever;
     he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

Praise the LORD from the earth,
     you sea monsters and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and frost,
     stormy wind fulfilling his command!

Mountains and all hills,
     fruit trees and all cedars!
Wild animals and all cattle,
     creeping things and flying birds!

Kings of the earth and all peoples,
     princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike,
     old and young together!

Let them praise the name of the LORD,
     for his name alone is exalted;
     his glory is above earth and heaven.
He has raised up a horn for his people,
     praise for all his faithful,
     for the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the LORD!

Related Song

Nyanyikanlah (Hallelujah! Sing Praise to Your Creator)


Psalm 147:12-20

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem!
     Praise your God, O Zion!
For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
     he blesses your children within you.
He grants peace within your borders;
     he fills you with the finest of wheat.
He sends out his command to the earth;
     his word runs swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
     he scatters frost like ashes.
He hurls down hail like crumbs—
     who can stand before his cold?
He sends out his word, and melts them;
     he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
He declares his word to Jacob,
     his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
     they do not know his ordinances.
Praise the LORD!

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Praise the Lord Who Heals

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