1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from heaven, you
that live in the heights above.
2 Praise him,
all his angels, all his heavenly armies.
3 Praise him,
sun and moon; praise him, shining stars.
4 Praise him,
highest heavens, and the waters above the sky.
5 Let them all
praise the name of the Lord! He commanded, and they were created;
6 by his command
they were fixed in their places forever, and they cannot disobey.
7 Praise the
Lord from the earth, sea monsters and all ocean depths;
8 lightning and
hail, snow and clouds, strong winds that obey his command.
9 Praise him,
hills and mountains, fruit trees and forests;
10 all animals,
tame and wild, reptiles and birds.
11 Praise him,
kings and all peoples, princes and all other rulers;
12 young women
and young men, old people and children too.
13 Let them all
praise the name of the Lord! His name is greater than all others;
his glory is above earth and heaven.
14 He made his
nation strong, so that all his people praise him -- the people of
Israel, so dear to him. Praise the Lord!