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Psalm 145

posted 13 Dec 2014, 02:00 by Mark Broomhead

Refrain:Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

1I will exalt you, O God my King, •
and bless your name for ever and ever.

2Every day will I bless you •
and praise your name for ever and ever.

3Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; •
his greatness is beyond all searching out. R

4One generation shall praise your works to another •
and declare your mighty acts.

5They shall speak of the majesty of your glory, •
and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

6They shall speak of the might of your marvellous acts, •
and I will also tell of your greatness.

7They shall pour forth the story of your abundant kindness •
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

8The Lord is gracious and merciful, •
long-suffering and of great goodness. R

9The Lord is loving to everyone •
and his mercy is over all his creatures.

10All your works praise you, O Lord, •
and your faithful servants bless you.

11They tell of the glory of your kingdom •
and speak of your mighty power,

12To make known to all peoples your mighty acts •
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.

13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; •
your dominion endures throughout all ages. R

14The Lord is sure in all his words •
and faithful in all his deeds.

15The Lord upholds all those who fall •
and lifts up all those who are bowed down.

16The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, •
and you give them their food in due season.

17You open wide your hand •
and fill all things living with plenty. R

18The Lord is righteous in all his ways •
and loving in all his works.

19The Lord is near to those who call upon him, •
to all who call upon him faithfully.

20He fulfils the desire of those who fear him; •
he hears their cry and saves them.

21The Lord watches over those who love him, •
but all the wicked shall he destroy.

22My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, •
and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Refrain:Great is the Lord and highly to be praised.

King of the universe,
you show the bright glory of your reign
in acts of mercy and enduring love;
raise the spirits of the downcast
and restore those who have fallen away,
that we may sing for ever of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.