1 It is good to sing your praises
and to thank you, O Most High,
showing forth your loving kindness
when the morning lights the sky.
It is good when night is falling
of your faithfulness to tell,
while with sweet, melodious praises
songs of adoration swell.
2 You have filled my heart with gladness
through the works your hands have wrought;
you have made my life victorious;
great your works and deep your thought.
You, O Lord, on high exalted,
reign forevermore in might;
all your enemies shall perish,
sin be banished from your sight.
3 But the good shall live before you,
planted in your dwelling place,
fruited trees and ever verdant,
nourished by your boundless grace.
In his goodness to the righteous
God his righteousness displays;
God, my rock, my strength and refuge,
just and true are all your ways.
|First Line:||It is good to sing your praises|
|Title:||It Is Good to Sing Your Praises (Psalm 92)|
|Topic:||Adoration; Celebrating Time; Evening2 more...|
|Source:||The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1830/31|
Psalm 92, paraphrased here, is the only psalm that the Bible assigns to a speciﬁc day: the Sabbath. This may be because of the mention of “works” in stanza two, recalling that, after six days of creation, God rested on the Sabbath (Genesis 2:2–3), when the faithful do the same.
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