1 Sing HALLELUJAH: for 'tis good
praise to our God to sing;
for the employment is most sweet,
and praise a comely thing.
2 The LORD Jerusalem rebuilds,
though level'd with the ground;
And Isr'el gathers tho' dispers'd
through all the nations round.
3 The broken hearted ones He heals,
binds up their breaches all:
4 The number of the stars He tells,
and each by name doth call.
5 Great is our Lord, and great in pow'r;
his knowledge has no bound:
6 The LORD lifts up the meek; but casts
the wicked to the ground.
7 With thankfulness then to the LORD
your cheerful voices raise;
And on the harp to Him our God,
sing grateful hymns of praise.
8 Who over-spreads with clouds the sky;
who for the earth below
Prepares his rain, and makes the grass
upon the mountains grow.
9 To all the beasts of fields and woods
He gives a full supply;
Yea sees and hears the ravens young,
and feeds them when they cry.
10 In horses strength or fortitude,
is none of his delight;
Nor in the sprightly limbs of men,
most active in the sight.
11 The LORD in all who fear him takes
a pleasure very great;
And in all those who humbly hope
and on his mercy wait.
12 The LORD praise, O Jerusalem,
thy God, O Zion praise;
13 Who made thy gates and bars so strong,
and bless'd in thee thy race.
14 Who causes in thy borders peace;
thy store so rich to be,
He gives the finest flower of wheat
a full supply to thee.
15 He forth on earth sends his decree,
his word is swiftly past.
16 He gives the snow like wool, and doth
hoar frost as ashes cast.
17 His ice in hail, like morsels down,
He casts as with his hand:
Before the sharpness of his cold
who can endure to stand?
18 But then sends forth his mighty word,
bids his warm wind to blow,
Which soon dissolves the parts congeal'd
and makes the waters flow.
19 To Jacob He, as his belov'd,
his heav'nly word hath shown:
His statutes and his judgments He
to Isr'el hath made known.
20 With none of all the nations round
so kindly dealt hath He:
For they his judgments have not know;
sing HALLELUJAH, ye.