Let Us Sing Songs of Praise
95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us (A)make a joyful noise to (B)the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us (C)come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us (D)make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
3 For the Lord is (E)a great God,
and a great King (F)above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
5 The sea is his, for (G)he made it,
and his hands formed (H)the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us (I)kneel before the Lord, our (J)Maker!
7 For he is our (K)God,
and we are the people of his (L)pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
(M)Today, if you (N)hear his voice,
8 (O)do not harden your hearts, as at (P)Meribah,
as on the day at (Q)Massah in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers put me to the (R)test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my (S)work.
10 (T)For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
and they have not known (U)my ways.”
11 Therefore I (V)swore in my wrath,
“They shall not enter (W)my rest.”
Worship in the Splendor of Holiness
96 (X)Oh sing to the Lord (Y)a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
(Z)tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For (AA)great is the Lord, and (AB)greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above (AC)all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord (AD)made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
(AE)strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O (AF)families of the peoples,
(AG)ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
8 Ascribe to the Lord (AH)the glory due his name;
bring (AI)an offering, and (AJ)come into his courts!
9 Worship the Lord in (AK)the splendor of holiness;[a]
(AL)tremble before him, all the earth!
11 Let (AO)the heavens be glad, and let (AP)the earth rejoice;
let (AQ)the sea roar, and all that fills it;
12 let (AR)the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all (AS)the trees of the forest sing for joy
13 before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes (AT)to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
The Lord Reigns
97 (AU)The Lord reigns, (AV)let the earth rejoice;
let the many (AW)coastlands be glad!
2 (AX)Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
(AY)righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 (AZ)Fire goes before him
and burns up his adversaries all around.
4 His (BA)lightnings light up the world;
the earth sees and (BB)trembles.
5 The mountains (BC)melt like (BD)wax before the Lord,
before (BE)the Lord of all the earth.
6 (BF)The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all (BG)the peoples see his glory.
7 All worshipers of images are (BH)put to shame,
who make their boast in (BI)worthless idols;
(BJ)worship him, all you gods!
10 O you who love the Lord, (BN)hate evil!
He (BO)preserves the lives of his (BP)saints;
he (BQ)delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 (BR)Light (BS)is sown[b] for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12 (BT)Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and (BU)give thanks to his holy name!
Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
98 Oh sing to the Lord (BV)a new song,
for he has done (BW)marvelous things!
His (BX)right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has (BY)made known his salvation;
he has (BZ)revealed his righteousness in (CA)the sight of the nations.
3 He has (CB)remembered his (CC)steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All (CD)the ends of the earth have seen
(CE)the salvation of our God.
4 (CF)Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
(CG)break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the (CH)sound of melody!
6 With (CI)trumpets and the sound of (CJ)the horn
(CK)make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
7 (CL)Let the sea roar, and (CM)all that fills it;
(CN)the world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers (CO)clap their hands;
let (CP)the hills sing for joy together
9 before the Lord, for he comes
to (CQ)judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
The Lord Our God Is Holy
99 (CR)The Lord reigns; (CS)let the peoples tremble!
He (CT)sits enthroned upon the cherubim; (CU)let the earth quake!
2 The Lord is (CV)great in Zion;
he is (CW)exalted over all the peoples.
3 Let them praise your (CX)great and awesome name!
(CY)Holy is he!
4 (CZ)The King in his might (DA)loves justice.[c]
You have established equity;
you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
5 (DB)Exalt the Lord our God;
(DC)worship at his (DD)footstool!
(DE)Holy is he!
6 (DF)Moses and Aaron were among his (DG)priests,
Samuel also was among those who (DH)called upon his name.
They (DI)called to the Lord, and he answered them.
7 In (DJ)the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;
they (DK)kept his testimonies
and the statute that he gave them.