Sing to him! Play songs for him! Broadcast all his wonders!
Revel in his holy Name, God-seekers, be jubilant!
Study God and his strength, seek his presence day and night;
Remember all the wonders he performed, the miracles and judgments that came out of his mouth.
Seed of Israel his servant! Children of Jacob, his first choice!
He is God, our God; wherever you go you come on his judgments and decisions.
He keeps his commitments across thousands of generations, the covenant he commanded,
The same one he made with Abraham, the very one he swore to Isaac;
He posted it in big block letters to Jacob, this eternal covenant with Israel:
"I give you the land of Canaan, this is your inheritance;
Even though you're not much to look at, a few straggling strangers."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)