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Darby Bible Translation
It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God
(Romans 3:1-8; Hebrews 10:1-18)
1Praise ye Jah! for it is good. Sing psalms of our God; for it is pleasant: praise is comely.
2Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel.
3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all.
5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth.
7Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing psalms upon the harp unto our God:
8Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains;
9Who giveth to the cattle their food, to the young ravens which cry.
10He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
11Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
12Laud Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee;
14He maketh peace in thy borders; he satisfieth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15He sendeth forth his oracles to the earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16He giveth snow like wool, scattereth the hoar frost like ashes;
17He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18He sendeth his word, and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blow the waters flow.
19He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20He hath not dealt thus with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Hallelujah!