The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to the Church,
Psalms 149:1 Prayse the euerlastynge. O synge vnto the Lorde a newe songe, let the congregacion of saynctes prayse hym. Psalms 149:2 Let Israell reioyse in hym that made hym, & let the chyldren of Sion be ioyfull in their kyng. Psalms 149:3 Let them prayse his name in the daunce, let them singe prayses vnto hym with tabrettes and harpes. Psalms 149:4 For the Lorde hath pleasure in hys people, and helpeth the meke harted.
and for that power which he hath given to the Church.
Psalms 149:5 Let the saynctes 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 Heathen, and to rebuke the people. Psalms 149:8 To bynde their Kynges in cheynes, and their nobles with lynckes of yron. Psalms 149:9 That they may be auenged of them, as it is written, such honour haue all his saynctes. Prayse the euerlastynge.