Psalm 113 (112)
10Poor and humble people, praise the Lord! What distinguishes God from humans is not the infinity of his creation, but his way of being with us, his preference for what many despise. God likes to choose poor instruments to achieve his great deeds of grace.
1 Praise, O servants of the Lord,
1 praise the name of the Lord!
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
2 now and forever!
3 From eastern lands to the western islands,
3 may the name of the Lord be praised!
4 The Lord is exalted over the nations,
4 his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God,
5 who sits enthroned on high,
6 but also bends down to see
6 on earth as in heaven?
7 He lifts up the poor from the dust
7 and the needy from the ash heap.
8 He makes them sit with princes,
8 with rulers of his people.
9 He gives a home to the barren woman,
9 and makes her a joyful mother.
9 Praise the Lord!