1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord and praise his name; every day tell how he saves us. 3 Tell the nations of his glory; tell all peoples the miracles he does, 4 because the Lord is great; he should be praised at all times. He should be honored more than all the gods, 5 because all the gods of the nations are only idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 The Lord has glory and majesty; he has power and beauty in his Temple. 7 Praise the Lord, all nations on earth; praise the Lord's glory and power. 8 Praise the glory of the Lord's name. Bring an offering and come into his Temple courtyards. 9 Worship the Lord because he is holy. Tremble before him, everyone on earth. 10 Tell the nations, "The Lord is king." The earth is set, and it cannot be moved. He will judge the people fairly. 11 Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad; let the sea and everything in it shout. 12 Let the fields and everything in them rejoice. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy 13 before the Lord, because he is coming. He is coming to judge the world; he will judge the world with fairness and the peoples with truth.
1 The Lord is king. Let the earth rejoice; faraway lands should be glad. 2 Thick, dark clouds surround him. His kingdom is built on what is right and fair. 3 A fire goes before him and burns up his enemies all around. 4 His lightning lights up the world; when the people see it, they tremble. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens tell about his goodness, and all the people see his glory. 7 Those who worship idols should be ashamed; they brag about their gods. All the gods should worship the Lord. 8 When Jerusalem hears this, she is glad, and the towns of Judah rejoice. They are happy because of your judgments, Lord. 9 You are the Lord Most High over all the earth; you are supreme over all gods. 10 People who love the Lord hate evil. and frees them from the power of the wicked. 11 Light shines on those who do right; joy belongs to those who are honest. 12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who do right. Praise his holy name. A psalm.
1 Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done miracles. By his right hand and holy arm he has won the victory. 2 The Lord has made known his power to save; he has shown the other nations his victory for his people. 3 He has remembered his love and his loyalty to the people of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen God's power to save. 4 Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth; burst into songs and make music. 5 Make music to the Lord with harps, with harps and the sound of singing. 6 Blow the trumpets and the sheep's horns; shout for joy to the Lord the King. 7 Let the sea and everything in it shout; let the world and everyone in it sing. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy. 9 Let them sing before the Lord, because he is coming to judge the world. He will judge the world fairly; he will judge the peoples with fairness. The Lord, the Fair and Holy King
1 The Lord is king. Let the peoples shake with fear. He sits between the gold creatures with wings. Let the earth shake. 2 The Lord in Jerusalem is great; he is supreme over all the peoples. 3 Let them praise your name; it is great, holy and to be feared. 4 The King is powerful and loves justice. Lord, you made things fair; you have done what is fair and right for the people of Jacob. 5 Praise the Lord our God, and worship at the Temple, his footstool. He is holy. 6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, and Samuel was among his worshipers. They called to the Lord, and he answered them. 7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud. They kept the rules and laws he gave them. 8 Lord our God, you answered them. You showed them that you are a forgiving God, but you punished them for their wrongs. 9 Praise the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain, because the Lord our God is holy. A psalm of thanks.
1 Shout to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with joy; come before him with singing. 3 Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep he tends. 4 Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving and into his courtyards with songs of praise. Thank him and praise his name. 5 The Lord is good. His love is forever, and his loyalty goes on and on. A psalm of David.
1 I will sing of your love and fairness; Lord, I will sing praises to you. 2 I will be careful to live an innocent life. When will you come to me? I will live an innocent life in my house. 3 I will not look at anything wicked. I hate those who turn against you; they will not be found near me. 4 Let those who want to do wrong stay away from me; I will have nothing to do with evil. 5 If anyone secretly says things against his neighbor, I will stop him. I will not allow people to be proud and look down on others. 6 I will look for trustworthy people so I can live with them in the land. Only those who live innocent lives will be my servants. 7 No one who is dishonest will live in my house; no liars will stay around me. 8 Every morning I will destroy the wicked in the land. I will rid the Lord's city of people who do evil. A prayer of a person who is suffering when he is discouraged and tells the Lord his complaints.
1 Lord, listen to my prayer; let my cry for help come to you. 2 Do not hide from me in my time of trouble. Pay attention to me. When I cry for help, answer me quickly. 3 My life is passing away like smoke, and my bones are burned up with fire. 4 My heart is like grass that has been cut and dried. I forget to eat. 5 Because of my grief, my skin hangs on my bones. 6 I am like a desert owl, like an owl living among the ruins. 7 I lie awake. I am like a lonely bird on a housetop. 8 All day long enemies insult me; those who make fun of me use my name as a curse. 9 I eat ashes for food, and my tears fall into my drinks. 10 Because of your great anger, you have picked me up and thrown me away. 11 My days are like a passing shadow; I am like dried grass. 12 But, Lord, you rule forever, and your fame goes on and on. 13 You will come and have mercy on Jerusalem, because the time has now come to be kind to her; the right time has come. 14 Your servants love even her stones; they even care about her dust. 15 Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings on earth will honor you. 16 The Lord will rebuild Jerusalem; there his glory will be seen. 17 He will answer the prayers of the needy; he will not reject their prayers. 18 Write these things for the future so that people who are not yet born will praise the Lord. 19 The Lord looked down from his holy place above; from heaven he looked down at the earth. 20 He heard the moans of the prisoners, and he freed those sentenced to die. 21 The name of the Lord will be heard in Jerusalem; his praise will be heard there. 22 People will come together, and kingdoms will serve the Lord. 23 God has made me tired of living; he has cut short my life. 24 So I said, "My God, do not take me in the middle of my life. Your years go on and on. 25 In the beginning you made the earth, and your hands made the skies. 26 They will be destroyed, but you will remain. They will all wear out like clothes. And, like clothes, you will change them and throw them away. 27 But you never change, and your life will never end. 28 Our children will live in your presence, and their children will remain with you." Of David.