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18 He sendeth forth His word, and melteth

them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters

flow. 19 He declareth His word unto Jacob,

His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; And as for His ordinances, they have not

known them. Hallelujah.

148 Hallelujah.

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 heavens of heavens,

And ye waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD;

For He commanded, and they were created. 6 He hath also established them for ever and

ever; He hath made a decree which shall not be


7 Praise the LORD from the earth,

Ye sea-monsters, and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and vapour,

Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; 9 Mountains and all hills,

Fruitful trees and all cedars; 10 Beasts and all cattle,

Creeping things and winged 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 children; 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,

For His name alone is exalted;

His glory is above the earth and heaven. 14 And He hath lifted up a horn for His

people, A praise for all His saints, Even for the children of Israel, a people

near unto Him. Hallelujah.

149 Hallelujah.

Sing unto the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of the saints. 2 Let Israel rejoice in his Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their

King. 3 Let them praise His name in the dance; Let them sing praises unto Him with the

timbrel and harp. 4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in His people;

He adorneth the humble with salvation.

5 Let the saints exult in glory;

Let them sing for joy upon 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 upon the nations,

And chastisements upon the peoples; 8 To bind their kings with chains,

And their nobles with fetters of iron;

9 To executé upon them the judgment writ

He is the glory of all His saints.

A Symphony of Praise

150 Hallelujah.

Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in the firmament of His power. 2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;

Praise Him according to His abundant great


3 Praise Him with the blast of the horn;

Praise Him with the psaltery and harp. 4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and

the pipe. 5 Praise Him with the loud-sounding cymbals;

Praise Him with the clanging cymbals. 6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the


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1 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of But the foolish despise wisdom and disci.


8 Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father,

And forsake not the teaching of thy mother; 9 For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto

thy head,
And chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee,

Consent thou not. 11 If they say: 'Come with us,

Let us lie in wait for blood,

Let us lurk for the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave, And whole, as those that go down into the

pit; 13 We shall find all precious substance,

We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in thy lot among us;

Let us all have one purse'15 My son, walk. not thou in the way with

them, Restrain thy foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil,

And they make haste to shed blood. 19 For in vain the net is spread

In the eyes of any bird; 18 And these lie in wait for their own blood,

They lurk for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy

of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.


My son, attend unto my wisdom;

Incline thine ear to my understanding; 2 That thou mayest preserve discretion,

And that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil; 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood,

Sharp as a two-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death;

Her steps take hold on the nether-world; 6 Lest she should walk the even path of life,

Her ways wander, but she knoweth it not.

7 Now therefore, O ye children, hearken unto

And depart not from the words of my

mouth. 8 Remove thy way far from her,

And come not nigh the door of her house; 9 Lest thou give thy vigour unto others,

And thy years unto the cruel; 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labours be in the house of an

alien; 11 And thou moan, when thine end cometh,

When thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say: 'How have I hated instruction,

And my heart despised reproof; 13 Neither have I hearkened to the voice of my

teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that in

structed me! 14 I was well nigh in all evil In the midst of the congregation and as


15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern,

And running waters out of thine own well. 16 Let thy springs be dispersed abroad,

And courses of water in the streets,
Let them be only thine own,

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