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praisePsalm 113 is a psalm of praise that sang to me in a new way this morning from an alternate translation. Listen and see if any of the images “sing” to you:

Hallelujah! There is a name of One that only servants know, the name of God they carry deep inside and pray as source of blessing throughout life and time. It is a name they lift in honor and in praise from dawn till dusk. It flies above the nations like a flag and in the sky at night it hangs, a star of beauty. It is the name of One who sits enthroned and gazes out upon the blanket of the universe, but comes from underneath the weak like dust, and through the ashes to the poor, and lifts them up and sets them high as kings and queens of earth, and takes the barren, bitter, childless women and turns them into mothers of all the children.

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