1 Praise the Lord. Praise him, you who serve the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord. 2 Let us praise the name of the Lord, both now and forever. 3 From the sunrise in the east to the sunset in the west, may the name of the Lord be praised. 4 The Lord is honored over all the nations. His glory reaches to the highest heavens. 5 Who is like the Lord our God? He sits on his throne in heaven. 6 He bends down to look at the heavens and the earth. 7 He raises poor people up from the trash pile. He lifts needy people out of the ashes. 8 He causes them to sit with princes. He causes them to sit with the princes of his people. 9 He gives children to the woman who doesn’t have any children. He makes her a happy mother in her own home.