Psalm 144.  Exaltabo te

God's greatness and goodness

This particularly fervent song easily becomes a prayer of thanks for the favours of the past week.  God has shewn himself great, benign, faithful, in this week.

Theme:  Praise of God

Exaltábo te, Deus meus, rex: * et benedícam nómini tuo in sæculum, et in sæculum sæculi.
2  Per síngulos dies benedícam tibi: * et laudábo nomen tuum in sæculum, et in sæculum sæculi.

I will extol thee, O God, my King; * and I will bless thy Name for ever, yea, for ever and ever.
2  Every day will I bless thee; * and praise thy Name for ever, yea, for ever and ever.

God's greatness

3  Magnus Dóminus, et laudábilis nimis: * et magnitúdinis ejus non est finis.
4  Generátio et generátio laudábit ópera tua: * et poténtiam tuam pronuntiábunt.
5  Magnificéntiam glóriæ sanctitátis tuæ loquéntur: * et mirabília tua narrábunt.
6  Et virtútem terribílium tuórum dicent: * et magnitúdinem tuam narrábunt.

3  Great is the Lord, and marvellous worthy to be praised; * and of his greatness there is no end.
4  Generation unto generation shall praise thy works, * and declare thy power.
5  They shall be speak of the magnificence of thy glory, * and declare thy wondrous works.
6  And they shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts; * and shall tell of thy greatness.

God's kindness

7  Memóriam abundántiæ suavitátis tuæ eructábunt: * et justítia tua exsultábunt.
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  Miserátor, et miséricors Dóminus: * pátiens, et multum miséricors.
9  Suávis Dóminus univérsis: * et miseratiónes ejus super ómnia ópera ejus.

7  They shall shew forth the memorial of thine abundant kindness; * and shall sing of thy righteousness.
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  The Lord is gracious and merciful; * long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy.
9  The Lord is loving unto every man; * and his tender mercies are over all his works.

God's royal glory

10  Confiteántur tibi, Dómine, ómnia ópera tua: * et sancti tui benedícant tibi.
11  Glóriam regni tui dicent: * et poténtiam tuam loquéntur :
12  Ut notam fáciant fíliis hóminum poténtiam tuam: * et glóriam magnificéntiæ regni tui.
13  Regnum tuum regnum ómnium sæculórum: * et dominátio tua in omni generatióne et generatiónem.

10  Let all thy works praise thee, O Lord; * and thy saints bless thee.
11  They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, * and shall tell of thy power;
12  That thy power might be known unto men, * yea, the glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, *.
13  Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, * and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

God's faithfulness and providence

14  Fidélis Dóminus in ómnibus verbis suis: * et sanctus in ómnibus opéribus suis.
15  Allevat Dóminus omnes qui córruunt: * et érigit omnes elísos.
16  Oculi ómnium in te sperant, Dómine: * et tu das escam illórum in témpore opportúno.
17  Aperis tu manum tuam: * et imples omne ánimal benedictióne.

14  The Lord is faithful in all his words, * and holy in all his works.
15  The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, * and lifteth up all those that are cast down.
16  The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord; * and thou givest them meat in due season.
17  Thou openest thine hand, * and fillest with blessing all living creatures.

God's just dealings

18  Justus Dóminus in ómnibus viis suis: * et sanctus in ómnibus opéribus suis.
19  Prope est Dóminus ómnibus invocántibus eum: * ómnibus invocántibus eum in veritáte.
20  Voluntátem timéntium se fáciet: * et deprecatiónem eórum exáudiet: et salvos fáciet eos.
21  Custódit Dóminus omnes diligéntes se: * et omnes peccatóres dispérdet.

18  The Lord is righteous in all his ways, * and holy in all his works.
19  The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; * yea, all such as call upon him in truth.
20  He will do the will of them that fear him; * he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
21  The Lord preserveth all them that love him; * but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.

Finale

22  Laudatiónem Dómini loquétur os meum: * et benedícat omnis caro nómini sancto ejus in sæculum, et in sæculum sæculi.

22  My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; * and let all flesh bless his holy Name for ever, yea, for ever and ever.