Old Testament

Psalm 96
Psalm 96
Sing to the Lord a New Song
Call to Worship
1Sing to the Lord a new song.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
2Sing to the Lord. Praise his name.
Proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
3Tell about his glory among the nations,
about his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Praise Him Alone
4For great is the Lord and worthy of great praise.
He is to be feared above all gods.
5For all the gods of the peoples are “nothings,”[]
but the Lord made the heavens.
6Splendor and majesty are before him.
Power and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7Ascribe to the Lord, families of peoples,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and power.
8Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.
Bring a gift and come into his courtyards.
9Bow down to the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.[]
Look away from his face,[] all the earth.
10Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established.
It will not be moved.
He will judge the peoples with fairness.
Let Nature Praise Him
11Let the heavens rejoice.
Let the earth celebrate.
Let the sea roar,
and all that fills it.
12Let the fields be overjoyed,
and everything that is in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
13before the Lord, for he comes,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.


  • 96:5 Or non-gods or mini-gods. The Hebrew word is a diminutive of either the word god or the word not.
  • 96:9 Or in holy garments
  • 96:9 Or tremble in his presence