1Praise the LORD .
2Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.
3From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
4The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
5Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,
6who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
7He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
Psalm 114 1When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
3The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
4the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
5Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
6Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Psalm 115 1Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
2Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.
4But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands.
5They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
6They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell.
7They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
8Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
9All you Israelites, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.
10House of Aaron, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.
11You who fear him, trust in the LORD — he is their help and shield.
12The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron,
13he will bless those who fear the LORD — small and great alike.
14May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
15May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
16The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
Psalm 116 1I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
2Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
3The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4Then I called on the name of the LORD : “ LORD, save me!”
5The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
6The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
8For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
9that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10I trusted in the LORD when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”;
11in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.”
12What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?
13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD .
14I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.
16Truly I am your servant, LORD ; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.
17I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD .
Psalm 118 1Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”
3Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”
4Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.”
5When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD ; he brought me into a spacious place.
6The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
7The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.
8It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.
9It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
11They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
12They swarmed around me like bees, but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
13I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14The LORD is my strength and my defense
15Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD ’s right hand has done mighty things!
16The LORD ’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD ’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD .
20This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
23the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
25LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success!
26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD . From the house of the LORD we bless you.
27The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up