1Come, let's shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us!2Let's march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!3And why? Because God is the best, High King over all the gods.4In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains.5He made Ocean - he owns it! His hands sculpted Earth!6So come, let us worship: bow before him, on your knees before God, who made us!7Oh yes, he's our God, and we're the people he pastures, the flock he feeds. Drop everything and listen, listen as he speaks:8"Don't turn a deaf ear as in the Bitter Uprising, As on the day of the Wilderness Test,9when your ancestors turned and put me to the test.10For forty years they watched me at work among them, as over and over they tried my patience. And I was provoked - oh, was I provoked! 'Can't they keep their minds on God for five minutes? Do they simply refuse to walk down my road?'11Exasperated, I exploded, 'They'll never get where they're headed, never be able to sit down and rest.'"
1God rules: there's something to shout over! On the double, mainlands and islands - celebrate!2Bright clouds and storm clouds circle 'round him; Right and justice anchor his rule.3Fire blazes out before him, Flaming high up the craggy mountains.4His lightnings light up the world; Earth, wide-eyed, trembles in fear.5The mountains take one look at God And melt, melt like wax before earth's Lord.6The heavens announce that he'll set everything right, And everyone will see it happen - glorious!7All who serve handcrafted gods will be sorry - And they were so proud of their ragamuffin gods! On your knees, all you gods - worship him!8And Zion, you listen and take heart! Daughters of Zion, sing your hearts out: God has done it all, has set everything right.9You, God, are High God of the cosmos, Far, far higher than any of the gods.10God loves all who hate evil, And those who love him he keeps safe, Snatches them from the grip of the wicked.11Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God's people, Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil.12So, God's people, shout praise to God, Give thanks to our Holy God!
1Sing to God a brand-new song. He's made a world of wonders! He rolled up his sleeves, He set things right.2God made history with salvation, He showed the world what he could do.3He remembered to love us, a bonus To his dear family, Israel - indefatigable love. The whole earth comes to attention. Look - God's work of salvation!4Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!5Round up an orchestra to play for God, Add on a hundred-voice choir.6Feature trumpets and big trombones, Fill the air with praises to King God.7Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause, With everything living on earth joining in.8Let ocean breakers call out, "Encore!" And mountains harmonize the finale -9A tribute to God when he comes, When he comes to set the earth right. He'll straighten out the whole world, He'll put the world right, and everyone in it.
1God rules. On your toes, everybody! He rules from his angel throne - take notice!2God looms majestic in Zion, He towers in splendor over all the big names.3Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you! Holy. Yes, holy.4Strong King, lover of justice, You laid things out fair and square; You set down the foundations in Jacob, Foundation stones of just and right ways.5Honor God, our God; worship his rule! Holy. Yes, holy.6Moses and Aaron were his priests, Samuel among those who prayed to him. They prayed to God and he answered them;7He spoke from the pillar of cloud. And they did what he said; they kept the law he gave them.8And then God, our God, answered them (But you were never soft on their sins).9Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain. Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.