1A psalm of thanksgiving.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands;
2serve the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
3#Although the people call on all the nations of the world to join in their hymn, they are conscious of being the chosen people of God.Know that the Lord is God,
he made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the flock he shepherds.#Ps 23:1; 95:7; Mi 7:14; Is 64:7.
4Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name;#Ps 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 136:1; 138:8; Jer 33:11.
5good indeed is the Lord,
His mercy endures forever,
his faithfulness lasts through every generation.