How good it is to sing to our God,
for praise is pleasant and lovely.q
2 The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;r
he gathers Israel’s exiled people.s
and bandages their wounds.t
he gives names to all of them.u
but brings the wicked to the ground.w
play the lyre to our God,x
prepares rain for the earth,
and causes grass to grow on the hills.y
and the young ravens, what they cry for.z
those who put their hope in his faithful love.ab
praise your God, Zion!ac
and blesses your children within you.ad
he satisfies you with the finest wheat.af
his word runs swiftly.ag
he scatters frost like ashes;ah
Who can withstand his cold?ai
his statutes and judgments to Israel.ak
they do not know his judgments.al
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