The Psalms of David in Metre

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Psalm 98

This psalm insists on the same subject as the two preceding; and contains, (1.) Demands of praise to the Redeemer, for the wonders he hath wrought; the victories he hath won; the discoveries he hath made; and the promises he fulfils, ver. 1, 3. (2.) Demands of universal, and high rejoicing at the erection and establishment of his gospel church; and at his coming in the clouds to judge the world, ver. 4-9

While my lips utter these lofty notes, let my soul, according to this time also, say, What hath the Lord wrought? What is Jesus ­ what is Jehovah to my heart? What hath he done for mankind, and what for my soul? What of Jesus ­ what of Jehovah, have mine eyes seen, and my heart tasted? And while I assuredly believe his return to judgment, let me with ardour look for that blessed hope, and glorious appearance of the great God my Saviour. Let my soul, with rapture, spring forth to meet his burning chariot wheels, and long to see creation all on flames.

1 O sing a new song to the Lord,
for wonders he hath done:
His right hand and his holy arm
him victory hath won.

2 The Lord God his salvation
hath caused to be known;
His justice in the heathen’s sight
he openly hath shown.

3 He mindful of his grace and truth
to Isr’el’s house hath been;
And the salvation of our God
all ends of th’ earth have seen.

4 Let all the earth unto the Lord
send forth a joyful noise;
Lift up your voice aloud to him,
sing praises, and rejoice.

5 With harp, with harp, and voice of psalms,
unto Jehovah sing:
6 With trumpets, cornets, gladly sound
before the Lord the King.

7 Let seas and all their fullness roar;
the world, and dwellers there;
8 Let floods clap hands, and let the hills
together joy declare

9 Before the Lord; because he comes,
to judge the earth comes he:
He’ll judge the world with righteousness,
his folk with equity.