The Laudes.

The 148th Psalm. Laudate Dominum de coelis.

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Alleluia.

1

Praise ye the Lord | from ( the ) heavens!*
… | Praise Him ( in the ) heights!

2

Praise ye Him, | all ( His ) angels!*
Praise | ye Him, ( all His ) hosts!

3

Praise ye | Him, ( sun ) and moon!*
Praise Him, | all ye ( stars of ) light!

4

Praise Him, ye heav- | ens ( of ) heavens,*
and ye waters that be a- | bove the ( heav- ) ens!

5

Let them praise the | name ( of ) the Lord!*
For He commanded, and they | were cre- ( at- ) ed.

6

He hath also established them forev- | er ( and ) ever;*
He hath made a de- | cree which ( shall not ) pass.

7

Praise the | Lord ( from ) the earth,*
ye drag- | ons and ( all ) deeps,

8

fire and hail, | snow ( and ) vapors,*
stormy wind ful- | filling ( His ) word,

9

moun- | tains ( and ) all hills,*
fruitful trees | and allce- ) dars,

10

beasts | and ( all ) cattle,*
creeping | things and ( flying ) fowl,

11

kings of the earth | and ( all ) peoples,*
princes and all | judges ( of the ) earth,

12

both young | men ( and ) maidens,*
old | men and ( child- ) ren:

13

Let them praise the name of | the Lord,†
for His name alone | is ( ex- ) alted;*
His glory is above the | earth and ( heav- ) en.

14

He also exalteth the horn of His peo- | ple,†
the | praise ( of all ) His saints,*
of the sons of Israel, a peo- | ple near ( unto ) Him!

Alleluia.


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The 149th Psalm. Cantate Domino canticum novum.

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Alleluia.

1

Sing unto the | Lord ( a ) new song,*
His praise in the congre- | gation ( of ) saints!

2

Let Israel rejoice in | Him ( that ) made him;*
let the sons of Zion be | joyful ( in their ) King!

3

Let them praise His | name ( in ) the dance;*
with the timbrel and lyre | let them ( play for ) Him!

4

For the Lord taketh pleasure | in ( His ) people;*
He will beautify the meek | with sal- ( va- ) tion.

5

Let the saints be joy- | ful ( in ) glory;*
let them sing a- | loud up- ( on their ) beds.

6

Let the high praises of | God ( be in ) their mouth,*
and a two- | edged sword ( in their ) hand,

7

to execute vengeance up- | on ( the ) nations,*
judgments up- | on the ( peo- ) ples,

8

to | bind ( their kings ) with chains,*
and their nobles with fet- | ters of ( i- ) ron,

9

to execute upon them the | judg- ( ment ) written:*
this honor shall | be for ( all His ) saints.

Alleluia.


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The 150th Psalm.

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Alleluia.

1

Praise God in His | sanc- ( tu- ) ary!*
Praise Him in the firmament | of His ( pow- ) er!

2

Praise Him | for ( His might- ) y acts!*
Praise Him according to His ex- | cellent ( great- ) ness!

3

Praise Him with the sound | of ( the ) trumpet!*
Praise Him with the | lute and ( ly- ) re!

4

Praise Him with the | tim- ( brel ) and dance!*
Praise | Him with ( strings and ) pipes!

5

Praise Him with the cymbals well sound-| ing!†
Praise Him with the cymbals of | ju- ( bi- ) lation!*
6Let all that | hath breathpraise the ) Lord!

Alleluia.

Glory be to the Father, | and ( to ) the Son,*
and to the | Holy ( Spir- ) it;
as it was in the beginning, both | now ( and ) ever,*
and unto ages of | ages. ( A- ) men.

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Psalms 148–150, known collectively as the Laudes, are sung with one Gloria Patri at the conclusion of the Psalmody for the Office of Lauds.