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 honors the humble with victory.
5Let God's people rejoice in their triumph
and sing joyfully all night long.
6 # 2 Macc 15.27 Let 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!