An exhortation to praise the Lord
||Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
||Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
||Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
||For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
||Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
||Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
||To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
||To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
||To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.