Psa 98: Sing & make music before the Lord
Comments: Yet another untitled psalm that calls on us
to praise and worship the Lord. The psalmist gives reasons for
our praise [v.1-3] and exhorts us to use loud music to boost our
praise [v.4-6] and then as previous psalms calls on all creation
to join in. [v.7-9]. A little more content has been added to the
calls of the previous two psalms.]
Sing a song of the Lord's salvation
to the Lord
for he has done marvellous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the
has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
A call to accompany it with loud music
for joy to the Lord,
all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
music to the Lord
with the harp and the sound of singing,
trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn –
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
A call to the whole earth to join in
Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.
Comments: Yet another psalm that expresses its power
when proclaimed out loud.]
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