A Hymn of Praise
1Praise the Lord!
Sing a new song to the Lord;
praise him in the assembly of his faithful people!
2Be glad, Israel, because of your Creator;
rejoice, people of Zion, because of your king!
3Praise his name with dancing;
play drums and harps in praise of him.
4The Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he honours the humble with victory.
5Let God's people rejoice in their triumph
and sing joyfully all night long.
6Let them shout aloud as they praise God,
with their sharp swords in their hands
7to defeat the nations
and to punish the peoples;
8to bind their kings in chains,
their leaders in chains of iron;
9to punish the nations as God has commanded.
This is the victory of God's people.
Praise the Lord!