Psalm 135 N.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 O Praise the Lord, praise ye his Name, praise him with one accord; O praise him still, all ye that be the servants of the Lord.
2 O praise him, ye that stand and be in the house of the Lord; Ye of his court and of his house, praise him with one accord.
3 Praise ye the Lord, for he is good, sing praises to his Name; It is a good and pleasant thing always to do the same.
4 For why? the Lord hath Jacob chose his very own ye see; So hath he chosen Israel his treasure for to be.
5 For this I know and am right sure the Lord is very great; He is indeed above all gods, most easy to entreat.
6 For whatsoever pleas-ed him, all that full well he wrought In heav'n, in earth, and in the sea, which he hath made of naught.
7 He lifts the clouds above the earth, he lightnings makes and rain; He bringeth forth the winds also, and nothing made in vain.
8 He smote the first, born of each thing in Egypt that took rest; He spared there no thing living, the man, nor yet the beast.
9 He did likewise show wonders great on their inhabitants, Upon king Pharaoh, and also on his severe servants.
10 He smote then many nations, and did great and wondrous things; He likewise slew the mightiest and chiefest of their king. 11 Sehon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Basan; He slew also the kingdoms all that were of Canaan;
12 And gave their land to Israel an heritage to be, To Israel his people, and to their posterity.
The Second Part.
13 Thy Name shall still endure, and thy memorial likewise, Throughout all generations that are now, or shall arise.
14 The Lord most surely will avenge his people all with speed, And to his servants he will show favor in time of need.
15 The idols of the heathen which are in the coasts and lands, Of silver and of gold they be, the work e'en of men's hands.
16 They have their mouths, but cannot speak, and eyes that have no sight; And they have ears, but nothing hear their mouths are breathless quite.
17 Wherefore all they are like to them that so do set them forth, And likewise those that in them trust, Or think they be ought worth.
18 O all ye house of Israel, see that ye praise the Lord; And ye that be of Aaron's house, praise him with one accord.
19 And ye that be of Levi's house, praise ye likewise the Lord: All ye that stand in awe of him, praise him with one accord.
20 And out of Zion sound his praise, the great praise of the Lord, Who dwelleth in Jerusalem, praise him with one accord.