Praise the God of Israel
1Praise the Lord!
Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing his praise in the meeting of his people.
2Let the Israelites be happy because of God, their Maker.
Let the people of Jerusalem rejoice because of their King.
3They should praise him with dancing.
They should sing praises to him with tambourines and harps.
4The Lord is pleased with his people;
he saves the humble.
5Let those who worship him rejoice in his glory.
Let them sing for joy even in bed!
6Let them shout his praise
with their two-edged swords in their hands.
7They will punish the nations
and defeat the people.
8They will put those kings in chains
and those important men in iron bands.
9They will punish them as God has written.
God is honored by all who worship him.
Praise the Lord!