A song of praise.
1Sing a new song#98:1 new song Whenever God did a new and wonderful thing for his people, they would write a new song about it. to the Lord,
because he has done amazing things!
His powerful and holy right arm#98:1 holy right arm This pictures God as a warrior-king. The right arm symbolizes his power and authority. “Holy” may refer to the special cleansing and dedication that Israelites performed before going into battle.
has brought him another victory.
2The Lord showed the nations his power to save.
He showed them his goodness.
3He has kept his promise of love and loyalty to the people of Israel.
People everywhere have seen our God’s power to save.
4Everyone on earth, shout with joy to the Lord.
Start singing happy songs of praise!
5Praise the Lord with harps.
Yes, praise him with music from the harps.
6Blow the pipes and horns,
and shout for joy to the Lord our King!
7Let the sea and everything in it,
the earth and all who live in it shout his praise!
8Rivers, clap your hands!
All together now, mountains sing out!
9Sing before the Lord
because he is coming to judge the world.
He will rule the world fairly.
He will rule the people with goodness.