A Call to Worship the Lord the Righteous Judge.
96 O sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.(A)
For all the gods of the peoples are [worthless, lifeless] idols,
But the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
[a]Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name;
Bring an offering and come into His courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
Tremble [in submissive wonder] before Him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns;
Indeed, the world is firmly and securely established, it shall not be moved;
He will judge and rule the people with fairness.”(B)
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
Let the sea roar, and all the things it contains;
Let the field be exultant, and all that is in it.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
Before the Lord, for He is coming,
For He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness
And the peoples in His faithfulness.(C)
- Psalm 96:7 Lit Give.
- Psalm 96:4 : Deut 6:5; Rev 14:7
- Psalm 96:10 : Rev 11:15; 19:6
- Psalm 96:13 : 1 Chr 16:23-33; Rev 19:11