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  • Psalm 135
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1 Hallelujah!

Praise the Name of the LORD; *

give praise, you servants of the LORD.

2 You who stand in the house of the LORD, *

in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; *

sing praises to his Name, for it is lovely.

4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself *

and Israel for his own possession.

5 For I know that the LORD is great, *

and that our Lord is above all gods.

6 The LORD does whatever pleases him, in heaven and on earth, *

in the seas and all the deeps.

7 He brings up rain clouds from the ends of the earth; *

he sends out lightning with the rain,

and brings the winds out of his storehouse.

8 It was he who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, *

the firstborn both of man and beast.

9 He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, *

against Pharaoh and all his servants.

10 He overthrew many nations *

and put mighty kings to death:

11 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

and Og, the kingdoms of Bashan, *

and all the kings of Canaan.

12 He gave their land to be an inheritance, *

an inheritance for Israel his people.

13 O LORD, your Name is everlasting; *

your renown, O LORD, endures from age to age.

14 For the LORD gives his people justice *

and shows compassion to his servants.

15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, *

the work of human hands.

16 They have mouths, but they cannot speak; *

eyes have they, but they cannot see.

17 They have ears, but they cannot hear; *

neither is there any breath in their mouth.

18 Those who make them are like them, *

and so are all who put their trust in them.

19 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel; *

O house of Aaron, bless the LORD.

20 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi; *

you who fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

21 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, *

who dwells in Jerusalem.


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  chanted by the Rev. Philip Mayer
St. Peter's by the Lake Episcopal Church
The Colony, Texas