# 113 Psalms 113–114 were sung before the meal during the Jewish family’s celebration of Passover, while Pss. 115–118 were sung after the meal (see Mark 14:26). God Is Kind
1Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
Go ahead, praise the Lord, all you loving servants of God!
Keep it up! Praise him some more!
2For the glorious name of the Lord is blessed forever and ever.
3From sunrise-brilliance to sunset-beauty,
lift up his praise from dawn to dusk!
4For he rules on high over the nations
with a glory that outshines even the heavens.
5No one can be compared to God, enthroned on high!
6He stoops down to look upon the sky and the earth.
7He promotes the poor, picking them up from the dirt,
and rescues the needy from the garbage dump.
8He turns paupers into princes and seats them
on their royal thrones of honor.
9God’s grace provides for the barren ones a joyful home with children
so that even childless couples find a family.
He makes them happy parents surrounded by their pride and joy.
That’s the God we praise, so give it all to him!