Hallelujah! I give thanks to God with everything I've got - Wherever good people gather, and in the congregation.
God's works are so great, worth A lifetime of study - endless enjoyment!
Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out.
His miracles are his memorial - This God of Grace, this God of Love.
He gave food to those who fear him, He remembered to keep his ancient promise.
He proved to his people that he could do what he said: Hand them the nations on a platter - a gift!
He manufactures truth and justice; All his products are guaranteed to last -
Never out-of-date, never obsolete, rust-proof. All that he makes and does is honest and true:
He paid the ransom for his people, He ordered his Covenant kept forever. He's so personal and holy, worthy of our respect.
The good life begins in the fear of God - Do that and you'll know the blessing of God. His Hallelujah lasts forever!
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)