The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to the Church,
Psalms 149:1 Halleluya. O synge vnto ye LORDE a new songe, let the cogregacion of sayntes prayse him. Psalms 149:2 Let Israel reioyse in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be ioyfull in their kynge. Psalms 149:3 Let them prayse his name in the dauce, let them synge prayses vnto him with tabrettes and harpes. Psalms 149:4 For the LORDE hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the mekeharted.
and for that power which he hath given to the Church.
Psalms 149:5 Let the sayntes be ioyfull with glory, let them reioyse in their beddes. Psalms 149:6 Let the prayses of God be in their mouth, and sharpe swerdes in their handes. Psalms 149:7 To be auenged of the Heithe, & to rebuke the people. Psalms 149:8 To bynde their kynges in cheynes, & their nobles with lynckes of yron. Psalms 149:9 That they maye be auenged of them, as it is written, Soch honoure haue all his sayntes. Halleluya.