Hallelujah, God helps weak people
113:1The Jews call the next 6 psalms, 113 to 118, ‘the Egyptian hallel.’ ‘Hallel’ is a Hebrew word that means ‘to praise’. Hallelujah means ‘Praise the Lord!’ Jews say these 6 psalms when they eat the Passover meal. That is when they remember how God brought the Israelite people out of Egypt, where they had been slaves.
1 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
Servants of the Lord, praise him!
Praise the name of the Lord!
2 Everyone should praise the Lord
now and for ever!
3 The Lord deserves that people praise him,
from where the sun rises in the east,
to where it goes down in the west.
4 The Lord rules over all nations.
His glory is great
higher than the heavens!
5 There is nobody like the Lord our God.
He sits on his throne high above us.
6 He bends down to look below,
at the sky and the earth.
7 He lifts poor people out of the dirt.
And he lifts up weak people from the ashes.
8 He gives them a seat with princes,
the princes who rule his own people.
9 He makes the wife who cannot give birth
into a happy mother of children.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!