Psalm 149 (150)
14National hymn. The people of God know that they are called to glory and happiness. They will be the instruments of Godís justice. God uses his poor, gathered by Christ, to judge the world and bring it to salvation.
1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
1 sing his praise in the assembly of his saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in his Maker,
2 let the people of Zion glory in their King!
3 Let them dance in praise of his name
3 and make music for him with harp and timbrel.
4 For the Lord delights in his people;
4 he crowns the lowly with victory.
5 The saints will exult in triumph;
5 even at night on their couches.
6 Let the praise of God be on their lips,
6 and in their hands two-edged swords,
7 to wreak vengeance on the nations
7 and punishment on the peo ples,
8 to bind their kings in chains
8 and their nobles in iron fetters,
9 to execute on them the written sentence:
9 this is the glory of all his saints. Alleluia!