The many faces of St. Francis from the Basilica

Psalm 135Laudate nomen

    Hallelujah! Praise the Name of the LORD; *
    give praise, you servants of the LORD,

    You who stand in the house of the LORD, *
    in the courts of the house of our God.

    Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; *
    sing praises to his Name, for it is lovely.

    For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself *
    and Israel for his own possession.

    For I know that the LORD is great, *
    and that our Lord is above all gods.

    The LORD does whatever pleases him, in heaven and on earth, *
    in the seas and all the deeps.

    He brings up rain clouds from the ends of the earth; *
    he sends out lightning with the rain,
    and brings the winds out of his storehouse.

    It was he who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, *
    the firstborn both of man and beast.

    He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, *
    against Pharaoh and all his servants.

    He overthrew many nations *
    and put mighty kings to death:

    Sihon, king of the Amorites,
    and Og, the king of Bashan, *
    and all the kingdoms of Canaan.

    He gave their land to be an inheritance, *
    an inheritance for Israel his people.

    O LORD, your Name is everlasting; *
    your renown, O LORD, endures from age to age.

    For the LORD gives his people justice *
    and shows compassion to his servants.

    The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, *
    the work of human hands.

    They have mouths, but they cannot speak; *
    eyes have they, but they cannot see.

    They have ears, but they cannot hear; *
    neither is there any breath in their mouth.

    Those who make them are like them, *
    and so are all who put their trust in them.

    Bless the LORD, O house of Israel; *
    O house of Aaron, bless the LORD.

    Bless the LORD, O house of Levi; *
    you who fear the LORD, bless the LORD.

    Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, *
    who dwells in Jerusalem.

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