Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him! The Lord builds up Jerusalem, he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. The Lord sustains the humble but casts out the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp. The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Extol the Lord, O Jerusalem, praise your God, O Zion. He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat. Praise the Lord! Psalm 147:1-7, 11-12, 14 &20b.