The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,
Psalms 147:1 O prayse the LORDE, for it is a good thinge to synge prayses vnto or God: yee a ioyfull and pleasaunt thinge is it to be thankfull. Psalms 147:2 The LORDE shal buylde vp Ierusale, & gather together ye outcastes of Israel. Psalms 147:3 He healeth the contrite in herte, and byndeth vp their woundes.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the nombre of the starres, and calleth them all by their names. Psalms 147:5 Greate is or LORDE, and greate is his power, yee his wysdome is infinite.
and his mercy:
Psalms 147:6 The LORDE setteth vp ye meke, & bryngeth ye vngodly downe to ye groude
to praise him for his providence:
Psalms 147:7 O synge vnto ye LORDE wt thankesgeuynge, synge prayses vpo ye harpe vnto or God. Psalms 147:8 Which couereth ye heauen wt cloudes, prepareth rayne for ye earth, & maketh ye grasse to growe vpon the mountaynes. Psalms 147:9 Which geueth foder vnto ye catell, & fedeth ye yonge rauens yt call vpo him. Psalms 147:10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse, nether delyteth he in eny mas legges. Psalms 147:11 But the LORDES delyte is in them that feare him, and put their trust in his mercy.
to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,
Psalms 147:12 Prayse ye LORDE o Ierusale, prayse yi God o Sion. Psalms 147:13 For he maketh fast ye barres of yi gates, & blesseth yi childre within ye. Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace in yi borders, & fylleth ye with ye flor of wheate.
for his power over the meteors,
Psalms 147:15 He sendeth forth his comaundemet vpo earth, his worde runeth swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He geueth snowe like woll, & scatereth ye horefrost like ashes. Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth his yse like morsels, who is able to abyde his frost? Psalms 147:18 He sendeth out his worde and melteth them, he bloweth wt his wynde, & the waters flowe.
and for his ordinances in the Church.
Psalms 147:19 He sheweth his worde vnto Iacob, his statutes & ordinaunces vnto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealte so wt all the Heithen, nether haue they knowlege of his lawes. Halleluya.