1-2Sing God a brand-new song!
Earth and everyone in it, sing!
Sing to Godworship God!
2-3Shout the news of his victory from sea to sea,
Take the news of his glory to the lost,
News of his wonders to one and all!
4-5For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs.
His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap;
Pagan gods are mere tatters and rags.
5-6God made the heavens—
Royal splendor radiates from him,
A powerful beauty sets him apart.
7Bravo, God, Bravo!
Everyone join in the great shout: Encore!
In awe before the beauty, in awe before the might.
8-9Bring gifts and celebrate,
Bow before the beauty of God,
Then to your knees—everyone worship!
10Get out the message—God Rules!
He put the world on a firm foundation;
He treats everyone fair and square.
11Let’s hear it from Sky,
With Earth joining in,
And a huge round of applause from Sea.
12Let Wilderness turn cartwheels,
Animals, come dance,
Put every tree of the forest in the choir—
13An extravaganza before God as he comes,
As he comes to set everything right on earth,
Set everything right, treat everyone fair.
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1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing