A Call to Praise and Obedience
1Come, let’s sing for joy to the Lord.
Let’s shout praises to the Rock who saves us.
2Let’s come to him with thanksgiving.
Let’s sing songs to him,
3because the Lord is the great God,
the great King over all gods.
4The deepest places on earth are his,
and the highest mountains belong to him.
5The sea is his because he made it,
and he created the land with his own hands.
6Come, let’s worship him and bow down.
Let’s kneel before the Lord who made us,
7because he is our God
and we are the people he takes care of,
the sheep that he tends.
Today listen to what he says:
8“Do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were at Meribah,
as they were that day at Massah in the desert.
9There your ancestors tested me
and tried me even though they saw what I did.
10I was angry with those people for forty years.
I said, ‘They are not loyal to me
and have not understood my ways.’
11I was angry and made a promise,
‘They will never enter my rest.’ ”