Morning Psalms of Praise

A sequence found in the Byzantine Morning Office, the Benedictine Morning Office, and until 1910, the Roman Breviary, these three psalms can still form a strong daily devotion and way to praise God. It is for this sequence that the Latin name of the Morning Office is Lauds.

Psalm 148 - Laudate Dominum
O praise the Lord of heaven; praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all ye angels of his; praise him, all his host. Praise
him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light. Praise
him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.
Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for he spoke the
word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were
created. He hath made them fast for ever and ever; he hath
given them a law which shall not be broken.
Praise the Lord upon the earth, ye dragons and all deeps;
fire and hail, snow and vapours, wind and storm, fulfilling his
word; mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars;
beasts and all cattle; worms and feathered fowls; kings of the
earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the world;
young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the
Name of the Lord. For his Name only is excellent, and his
praise above heaven and earth. He shall exalt the horn of his
people; all his saints shall praise him, even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.

Psalm 149 - Cantate Domino
O sing unto the lord a new song; let the congregation of
saints praise him. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him,
and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King. Let them
praise his Name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him
with tabret and harp. For the Lord hath pleasure in his people, and helpeth the meek-hearted. Let the saints be joyful
with glory; let them rejoice in their beds. Let the praises of
God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their
hands, to be avenged of the heathen, and to rebuke the people; to bind their kings in chains, and their nobles with links
of iron, that they may be avenged of them, as it is written,
Such honour have all his saints.

Psalm 150 - Laudate Dominum
O praise God in his holiness; praise him in the firmament
of his power. Praise him in his noble acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him in the sound of the
trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp. Praise him in the
cymbals and dances; praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals; praise him upon
the loud cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end. Amen.