Psalm 96 J.H.
Words: Sternhold and Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms Collected into English Metre
1 Sing ye with praise unto the Lord new songs with joy and mirth, Sing unto him with one accord, all people on the earth. 2 Yea, sing unto the Lord alway, praise ye his holy Name, Declare and shew from day to day salvation by the same. 3 Among the heathen all declare his honor round about; To shew his wonders do not spare in all the world throughout. 4 For why? the Lord is great in might and worthy of all praise, And he is to be feared of right above all gods always. 5 For all the gods of heathen folk are idols that will fade, Whereas our God, he is the Lord that heav'n and earth hath made. 6 All praise and honor also dwell ever before his face; Both pow'r and might likewise excel within his holy place. 7 Ascribe unto the Lord therefore, all men with one accord, All might and worship evermore ascribe unto the Lord: 8 Ascribe unto the Lord also the glory of his Name; Into his courts with presents go, and offer there the same. The Second Part. 9 Fall down and worship ye the Lord, within his temple bright; Let all the people of the world be fearful at his sight. 10 Tell all the world, be not afraid, the Lord doth reign above, Yea, he the earth so fast hath stayed, that it can never move: 11 And that it is the Lord alone that rules with princely might, To judge the nations ev'ry one with equity and right. 12 The heav'ns shall joyfully begin, the earth likewise rejoice, The sea with all that is therein shall shout aud make a noise; 13 The fields shall joy, and ev'ry thing that springeth on the earth, The wood and ev'ry tree shall sing with gladness and with mirth. 14 Before the presence of the Lord, and coming of his might, When he shall come to judge the world, and rule his folk with right.