A Song of Praise
1Come, let us praise the Lord!
Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us!
2Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs of praise.
3For the Lord is a mighty God,
a mighty king over all the gods.
4He rules over the whole earth,
from the deepest caves to the highest hills.
5He rules over the sea, which he made;
the land also, which he himself formed.
6Come, let us bow down and worship him;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
7 # He 3.7-11 #He 3.15; 4.7 He is our God;
we are the people he cares for,
the flock for which he provides.
Listen today to what he says:
8 # Ex 17.1-7; Nu 20.2-13 “Don't be stubborn, as your ancestors were at Meribah,
as they were that day in the desert at Massah.
9There they put me to the test and tried me,
although they had seen what I did for them.
10For forty years I was disgusted with those people.
I said, ‘How disloyal they are!
They refuse to obey my commands.’
11 # Nu 14.20-23; Dt 1.34-36; He 4.3,5; Dt 12.9,10 I was angry and made a solemn promise:
‘You will never enter the land
where I would have given you rest.’”