Psa 96: Sing to the Lord
Comments: This untitled psalm is simply one of praise
and acclamation of the Lord's greatness. It starts with a call
to sing praise to His name [v.1-3], giving reasons for that [v.4-6],
a call to bear witness to the truth of all He is [v.7-10], a call
to all of creation to join in [v.11-13]. In every way a call to
all to recognise and respond to the wonder of who the Lord is.]
A call to Sing & Worship the Lord
to the Lord
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
to the Lord,
praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
his glory among the nations,
his marvellous deeds among all peoples.
Reasons why the Lord is worthy of our praise
great is the Lord
most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods.
all the gods of the nations are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
and majesty are before him;
strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
A call to testify to the truth about the Lord
Ascribe to the Lord,
all you families of nations,
ascribe to the Lord glory and
Ascribe to the Lord
glory due to his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
the splendour of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
among the nations, ‘The Lord
The world is firmly established, it cannot
he will judge the peoples with equity.
A call to all of creation to sing before the Lord
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound,
and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in
let all the trees of
the forest sing for joy.
all creation rejoice before the Lord,
for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples
in his faithfulness.
Comments: A great psalm for proclaiming out loud.]
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