The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church,
Psalms 147:1 O prayse the Lord, for it is a good thing to synge prayse vnto oure God: yee a ioyfull and pleasaunt thynge is it to be thankfull. Psalms 147:2 The Lorde doth buylde vp Ierusalem, and shall gather to gether the outcastes of Israel. Psalms 147:3 He healeth those that ar broken in harte & gyueth medycine to heale ther sycknes.
Psalms 147:4 He telleth the nombre of the starres, and calleth them all by ther names. Psalms 147:5 Greate is oure Lorde, and greate is hys power: yee hys wysdome is infynite.
and his mercy:
Psalms 147:6 The Lorde setteth vp the meke, and bryngeth the vngodly downe to the grounde.
to praise him for his providence:
Psalms 147:7 O synge vnto the Lorde with thankesgeuynge, synge prayse vpon the harpe vnto oure God. Psalms 147:8 Whych couereth the heauen wyth cloudes, and prepareth rayne for the earth, and maketh the grasse to growe vpon the mountaynes. Psalms 147:9 Whych geueth fodre vnto the catell, & fedeth the yong rauens that call vpon hym. Psalms 147:10 He hath not pleasure in the strength of an horse, nether delyteth he in any mans legges. Psalms 147:11 But the Lordes delyte is in them that feare hym, and put their trust in hys mercy.
to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom,
Psalms 147:12 Prayse the Lord, O Ierusalem: prayse thy God, O Sion. Psalms 147:13 For he hath made fast the barres of thy gates, & hath blessed thy chyldren wythin the. Psalms 147:14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and fylleth the wyth þe floure of wheate.
for his power over the meteors,
Psalms 147:15 He sendeth forth hys commaundement vpon earth, and hys worde runneth very swyftly. Psalms 147:16 He geueth snowe lyke wolle, & scatereth the horefrost lyke ashes. Psalms 147:17 He casteth forth hys yse lyke morsels, who is able to abyde hys frost? Psalms 147:18 He sendeth out his worde & mealteth them, he bloweth with his wynd, and the waters flowe.
and for his ordinances in the Church.
Psalms 147:19 He sheweth hys worde vnto Iacob, hys statutes & ordinaunces vnto Israel. Psalms 147:20 He hath not dealte so wt anye nacyon, nether haue the heathen knowledge of hys lawes. Haleluiah.