The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,
Psalms 147:1 Praise ye Jah! for it is good. Sing psalms of our God; for it is pleasant: praise is comely. Psalms 147:2 Jehovah doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth the outcasts of Israel. Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalms 147:4 He counteth the number of the stars; he giveth names to them all. Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
and his mercy:
Psalms 147:6 Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth.
to praise him for his providence:
Psalms 147:7 Sing unto Jehovah with thanksgiving; sing psalms upon the harp unto our God: Psalms 147:8 Who covereth the heavens with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains; Psalms 147:9 Who giveth to the cattle their food, to the young ravens which cry. Psalms 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man; Psalms 147:11 Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,
Psalms 147:12 Laud Jehovah, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Psalms 147:13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee; Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders; he satisfieth thee with the finest of the wheat.
for his power over the meteors,
Psalms 147:15 He sendeth forth his oracles to the earth: his word runneth very swiftly. Psalms 147:16 He giveth snow like wool, scattereth the hoar frost like ashes; Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? Psalms 147:18 He sendeth his word, and melteth them; he causeth his wind to blowthe waters flow.
and for his ordinances in the Church.
Psalms 147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealt thus with any nation; and as for [his] judgments, they have not known them. Hallelujah!