1 Alleluia. Praise the Lord, children. Praise the name of the Lord.
2 Blessed is the name of the Lord, from this time forward and even forever.
3 From the rising of the sun, even to its setting, praiseworthy is the name of
4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory is high above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord, our God, who dwells on high,
6 and who gazes upon the humble things in heaven and on earth?
7 He lifts up the needy from the ground, and he urges the poor away from filth,
8 so that he may place him with the leaders, with the leaders of his people.
9 He causes a barren woman to live in a house, as the joyful mother of sons.
7 Break your bread with the hungry, and lead the destitute and the homeless into your house. When you see someone naked, cover him, and do not despise your own flesh.
8 Then your light will break forth like the morning, and your health will improve quickly, and your justice will go before your face, and the glory of the Lord will gather you up.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will heed; you will cry out, and he will say, "Here I am," if you take away the chains from your midst, and cease to point your finger and to speak what is not beneficial.
10 When you pour out your life for the hungry, and you satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will rise up in darkness, and your darkness will be like the midday.
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