148 1Hallelujah! Praise God from heaven, praise him from the mountaintops; 2Praise him, all you his angels, praise him, all you his warriors, 3Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, you morning stars; 4Praise him, high heaven, praise him, heavenly rain clouds; 5Praise, oh let them praise the name of God— he spoke the word, and there they were! 6He set them in place from all time to eternity; He gave his orders, and that’s it! 7Praise God from earth, you sea dragons, you fathomless ocean deeps; 8Fire and hail, snow and ice, hurricanes obeying his orders; 9Mountains and all hills, apple orchards and cedar forests; 10Wild beasts and herds of cattle, snakes, and birds in flight; 11Earth’s kings and all races, leaders and important people, 12Robust men and women in their prime, and yes, graybeards and little children. 13Let them praise the name of God— it’s the only Name worth praising. His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky; 14he’s built a monument—his very own people! Praise from all who love God! Israel’s children, intimate friends of God. Hallelujah!
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