Psalms  ◦   Chapter 113

1Praise the Lord.
Give praise, all who speak the truth about God;
shine brightly, revealing the character and methods of the Lord.

2Let God’s character of love be praised,
both now and forevermore.

3Throughout all creation — from east to west —
God’s character of love is praiseworthy.

4The Creator is supreme — greater than all nations;
his glory is higher than the heavens.

5Who is like our Creator God,
the infinite One who sits enthroned high above our reality,

6who must bend down from infinity
to look upon the heavens and the earth?

7He raises from dust those dying in sin
and exalts those who need healing from decay;

8he seats them upon thrones,
with his royal family redeemed from the earth.

9He makes the barren place home —
a happy motherland filled with his children.
Praise the Lord.