Psalm 96

Refrain:    O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

1    Sing to the Lord a new song;  

sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2    Sing to the Lord and bless his name;  

tell out his salvation from day to day.

3    Declare his glory among the nations  

and his wonders among all peoples. [R]

4    For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;  

he is more to be feared than all gods.

5    For all the gods of the nations are but idols;  

it is the Lord who made the heavens.

6    Honour and majesty are before him;  

power and splendour are in his sanctuary. [R]

7    Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples;  

ascribe to the Lord honour and strength.

8    Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name;  

bring offerings and come into his courts.

9    O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;  

let the whole earth tremble before him.

10  Tell it out among the nations that the Lord is king.  

He has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;

he will judge the peoples with equity. [R]

11  Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad;  

let the sea thunder and all that is in it;

12  Let the fields be joyful and all that is in them;  

let all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the Lord.

13  For he comes, he comes to judge the earth;  

with righteousness he will judge the world

and the peoples with his truth.

Refrain:    O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Lord God, you draw us by your beauty

and transform us by your holiness;

let our worship echo all creation’s praise

and declare your glory to the nations;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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