Psalm 96 (NRSV)
Let the earth be glad
O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the
Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his
salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
marvelous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to
he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the
peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the
Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come
into his courts.
Worship the Lord in holy splendor;
tremble before him,
all the earth.
Say among the nations, "The Lord is king!
is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
He will judge the peoples
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord;
for he is coming,
for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the
world with righteousness,
and the peoples with his truth.