Sing to the Lord, sing His praise, all ye peoplesTune: WESLEY (Mason)
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1 Sing to the Lord, sing his praise, all you peoples;
new be your song as new honors you pay.
Sing of his majesty, praise him forever,
show his salvation from day to day.
2 Tell of his wondrous works, tell of his glory
till through the nations his name is revered.
Praise and exalt him, for he is almighty;
God over all, let the LORD be feared.
3 Vain are the idols and gods of the nations;
God made the heavens, and his glory they tell.
Splendor and majesty shine out before him;
glory and strength in his temple dwell.
4 Give unto God Most High glory and honor;
come with your offerings and humbly draw near.
Worship the Lord in all beauty and splendor;
tremble before him with godly fear.
5 Say to the nations, "The Lord reigns forever."
Earth is established as he did decree.
Righteous and just is the King of the nations,
judging the peoples with equity.
6 Let heaven and earth be glad; oceans, be joyful;
forest and field, exultation express.
For God is coming, the judge of the nations,
coming to judge in his righteousness.
Psalter Hymnal, 1987
A call to all the nations to join Israel in the worship of the LORD.
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-4
st. 3 = vv. 5-6
st. 4 = vv. 7-9
st. 5 = v. 10
st. 6 = vv.11-13
The Levites were to sing Psalm 96 in the liturgy of a high festival such as the Feast of Tabernacles (Ps. 96 appears also in 1 Chron. 16:23-33). Standing among the Israelite congregation at the temple, the Levitical choir (or one of its leaders) would call all the nations to join Israel in worshiping the LORD (st. 1, 4). The psalm also calls for proclaiming the wondrous works of the LORD (st. 2), and it contrasts the glory of the God of Israel with the so-called gods of the nations (st. 3). The LORD God created heaven and earth and rules over all nations in righteousness (st. 5). In such calls and proclamations Israel began, in principle, the evangelization of the world (st. 2, 5-6). The cosmic scope of this psalm is very appropriate to the Christian task in the whole world. The versification (altered) is from the 1912 Psalter.
Traditional for Advent and Christmas; mission emphasis; beginning of worship.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #515||Sing to the LORD, sing his praise, all you peoples||Sing to the LORD, Sing His Praise||WESLEY||184.108.40.206||Psalm 96; Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 96:3-4; Psalm 96:5-6; Psalm 96:7-9; Psalm 96:10; Psalm 96:11-13||2013||God's | Glory; Music and Singing | ; Elements of Worship | Opening of Worship: Called And Gathered||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912, alt.|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #96B||Sing to the LORD, sing his praise all ye peoples||Sing to the LORD, Sing His Praise||WESLEY||220.127.116.11||Psalm 96||2012||Church Year | Advent; Disciples / Calling | ; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Enthronement Psalms | ; God as | Judge; God as | King; God's | Reigning; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Wonders; God's | Deeds; God's | Glory; God's | Justice; God's | Majesty; God's | Name; God's | Power; God's | Strength; Grace | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Idols and Idolatry | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Mission | ; Music and Musicians | ; New Creation | ; Occasional Services | Civic / National Occasions; Offering of Sacrifice | ; People of God / Church | Citizens of Heaven; People of God / Church | Witnessing; Rejoicing | ; Temple | ; Ten Commandments | 2nd Commandment (do not make graven emages); The Creation | ; Truth | ; Witness | ; Year A, B, C, Christmas I, December 24 or 25 | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, October 16-22 | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Epiphany, 9th Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, May 29-June 4 (if after Trinity Sunday) |||<cite>Psalter</cite>, 1912, alt.|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #96||Sing to the LORD, sing his praise all you peoples||Sing to the LORD, Sing His Praise||WESLEY||11 10 11 9||Psalm 96||1987||King, God/Christ as | ; Return of Christ | ; Christmas | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Music |||<i>Psalter</i>, 1912, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6301||Sing to the Lord, sing His praise, all ye peoples||Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise||WESLEY (Mason)||18.104.22.168||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 259|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #62||Sing to the Lord, sing his praise, all you peoples||Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise||WESLEY||22.214.171.124.||Psalm 96||1990||Worship | ; God | His Sovereignty; False Gods | ; God | Praise of; Work of Creation |||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912; mod.|