113:1 Praise ye the LORD. a Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD.
(a) By this often repetition he stirs up our cold
dullness to praise God, seeing his works are so wonderful, and that we are
created for the same cause.
The LORD [is] high above all b nations,
[and] his glory above the heavens.
(b) If God's glory shines through all the
world, and therefore of all ought to be praised, what great condemnation were
it to his people, among whom chiefly it shines, if they should not earnestly
extol his Name?
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth the c
needy out of the dunghill;
(c) By preferring the poor to high honour and
giving the barren children, he shows that God works not only in his Church by
ordinary means, but also by miracles.