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Scottish Psalter: Psalm 96

Psalm 96: O sing a new song to the Lord

Meter: C.M. (8,6,8,6)

1 O sing a new song to the Lord: sing all the earth to God. 2 To God sing, bless his name, shew still his saving health abroad.

3 Among the heathen nations his glory do declare; And unto all the people shew his works that wondrous are.

4 For great’s the Lord, and greatly he is to be magnify’d; Yea, worthy to be fear’d is he above all gods beside.

5 For all the gods are idols dumb, which blinded nations fear; But our God is the Lord, by whom the heav’ns created were.

6 Great honour is before his face, and majesty divine; Strength is within his holy place, and there doth beauty shine.

7 Do ye ascribe unto the Lord, of people ev’ry tribe, Glory do ye unto the Lord, and mighty pow’r ascribe.

8 Give ye the glory to the Lord that to his name is due; Come ye into his courts, and bring an offering with you.

9 In beauty of his holiness, O do the Lord adore; Likewise let all the earth throughout tremble his face before.

10 Among the heathen say, God reigns; the world shall stedfastly Be fix’d from moving; he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let heav’ns be glad before the Lord, and let the earth rejoice; Let seas, and all that is therein, cry out, and make a noise.

12 Let fields rejoice, and ev’ry thing that springeth of the earth: Then woods and ev’ry tree shall sing with gladness and with mirth

13 Before the Lord; because he comes, to judge the earth comes he: He’ll judge the world with righteousness, the people faithfully.