May 28, 2020

WORSHIP IN PSALMODY



From the Book of Psalms
Random Verses

I, because of your great love,
will enter your House;
I will worship in your holy Temple
in awe and reverence.
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“You who worship YHWH, give praise!
Daughters of Leah, daughters of Rachel,
glorify YHWH! Sons of Jacob, fall down and worship!
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Those whose hands are clean
and whose hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols,
or make false promises.
YHWH will bless them;
God their savior will declare them innocent.
Such are the people who seek YHWH,
who seek your face, God of our ancestors.

Give forth the glory that God’s Name deserves,
and worship YHWH in the splendor of holiness!
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Shout to God,
all the earth! Sing the glory of God’s Name—
give glorious praise! Say to God,
“How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cower before your great strength!
The whole earth worships you
and sings praises to you—
all creation praises your Name!”
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Come, let us sing joyfully to God!
Raise a shout to our rock, our deliverance!
Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving,
and sing our praises with joy.
For YHWH is a great God,
the great Ruler, above all gods.
O God, in your hands are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks are yours.
Yours is the sea, for you made it,
the dry land as well, for your hands formed it.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before YHWH, our Maker.
For you are our God,
and we are the people you shepherd,
the flock under your care.
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Pay tribute to the glorious Name of YHWH;
bring out the offering, and carry it into God’s courts.
Worship YHWH, majestic in holiness;
tremble in God’s presence, all the earth!
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“You are holy and mighty,
a Leader who loves justice,
who established honesty,
justice and righteousness in Israel!
You have done this!We exalt you, YHWH, YHWH,
and we worship at your footstool.
You are holy!”
“We exalt you, YHWH our God,
and we worship at your holy mountain;
for you, YHWH our God, are holy!”
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Acclaim YHWH with joy,
all the earth! Serve YHWH with gladness!
Enter into God’s presence with a joyful song!
Know that YHWH is God!
YHWH made us, and we belong to the Creator;
we are God’s people and the sheep of God’s pasture.
Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and the courts with praise!
Give thanks to God!
Bless God’s Name! For YHWH is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever,
and God’s faithfulness.
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So the Name of YHWH will be proclaimed in Zion
and God’s praise in Jerusalem;
nations and realms will be united
and offer worship to YHWH together.

As tenderly as parents treat their children,
that’s how tenderly you treat your worshipers,
YHWH! For you know what we are made of—
you remember that we’re nothing but dust.
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YHWH delights in those who worship with reverence
and put their hope in divine love.
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I thank YHWH for being so just!
I sing praise to the Name of YHWH Most High!
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I will praise you, YHWH, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your marvelous works!
I will be glad and rejoice in you,
I will sing praise to your Name, Most High!
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Sing praise to YHWH enthroned in Zion;
declare God’s work among the nations!
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YHWH lives! Blessed be my rock!
And let the God of my salvation be exalted—
the God who gave me vengeance
and subdued my attackers under me,
who delivered me from defamers!
For this I will extol you among the nations, YHWH,
and sing praises to your Name.
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Sing praise to God, sing praise!
Sing praise to our Ruler, sing praise!
For God rules over all the earth—
sing praise and understand!  God rules over the nations;
God sits on the throne of holiness.
World leaders are gathered,
and so are the people of Sarah and Abraham’s God,
for YHWH reigns over all the earth,
and is exalted above all.
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Shout to God,
all the earth!  Sing the glory of God’s Name—
give glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cower before your great strength!
The whole earth worships you
and sings praises to you—
all creation praises your Name!”
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Sing praise to the Rider of the Clouds
whose Name is YHWH!
Exult before God!
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Sing to God, all the earth’s realms!
Sing praises to YHWH!
Sing to the Rider of the ancient skies,
who thunders forth with a powerful voice!
Proclaim the power of God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
in the skies!  O God, how awesome you are in your sanctuary!
The God of Israel gives power and strength to the
people. Blessed be God!
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As for me, I will declare all this forever;
I will sing praises to the God of our ancestors.
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Sing to YHWH a new song!
Sing to YHWH, all the earth!
Sing to YHWH, bless God’s Name!
Proclaim God’s salvation day after day;
declare God’s glory among the nations,
God’s marvels to every people.
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Shout to the Most High, all the earth,
break into joyous songs of praise!
Sing praise to YHWH with the harp,
with the harp and melodious singing!
With trumpets and the blast of the shofar,
raise a shout to YHWH, Ruler of All.
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Give thanks to YHWH,
and call on God’s Name;
proclaim God’s deeds among the peoples!
sing to God; sing praise,
and tell of all God’s marvels!
Glory in God’s holy name;
let the hearts that seek YHWH rejoice!
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Alleluia! Praise the Name of YHWH—
sing praise, you who serve the Most High,
who stand in the house of YHWH,
in the courts of God’s house!
Alleluia! God is good!
Sing praise to that wonderful Name!
For you, YHWH, chose us for yourself,
chose Israel as your treasure.
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Alleluia!
Sing to YHWH a new song!
sing praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their God.
Let them praise God’s Name with festive dance;
let them sing praise with timbrel and harp.
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“Give thanks to YHWH,
invoke God’s holy Name!
Make known among all the people what YHWH has done.
Proclaim that God’s Name is exalted.
Sing praises to YHWH, for God has triumphed.
Let this be known throughout the world!
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I will give thanks in the Great Assembly,
praise you where the people throng.
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Alleluia!
Give thanks for YHWH’s goodness;
God’s love endures forever!
Who can proclaim the mighty deeds of YHWH,
or show forth enough praise?
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Alleluia!
Give thanks for YHWH’s goodness;
God’s love endures forever!
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Save us, YHWH, our God,
and gather us from among the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy Name
and glory in your praise!
Blessed be YHWH, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!
And let all the people say,
“Amen, Alleluia!”
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I will give thanks aloud to YHWH,
and proclaim God’s praise in the Assembly—
for taking the side of poor people,
defending them against those
who would sentence them to death.
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God of my ancestors, to you I give thanks and praise,
for your have given me wisdom and power!
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Give thanks for YHWH’s goodness,
for God’s everlasting love!
Bless the God of gods, all who worship YHWH!
Praise and give thanks to God
for such everlasting love!
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But you, YHWH, are my protection, my glory,
the One who helps me hold up my head.
I cry aloud to you, YHWH,
and you answer me
from the mountain of your holiness.
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YHWH, I love the house in which you dwell,
the dwelling place of your glory.
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Give glory to YHWH, you heavenly court,
give YHWH glory and strength!
Give forth the glory that God’s Name deserves,
and worship YHWH in the splendor of holiness!
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In God alone my soul finds rest,
for my deliverance comes from God,
who alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress:
I will never be shaken.
Only in God—my deliverance, my glory—
my refuge is God.
Trust in God always, my people;
pour out your hearts before God our refuge.
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Shout to God,
all the earth!
Sing the glory of God’s Name—
give glorious praise!
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Blessed be YHWH, the God of Israel,
who alone does wondrous deeds!
And blessed forever be God’s glorious Name;
may the whole earth be filled with God’s glory.
Amen, amen!
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The heavens proclaim your justice,
and all the peoples see your glory.
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Bless YHWH, my soul!
YHWH, my God, how great you are!
clothed in majesty and glory,

Glory forever to YHWH!
May you find joy in your creation!
I will sing to you all my life,
I will make music for my God as long as I live.
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Alleluia!
Give thanks to YHWH,
and call on God’s Name;
proclaim God’s deeds among the peoples!
Sing to God; sing praise,
and tell of all God’s marvels!
Glory in God’s holy name;
let the hearts that seek YHWH rejoice!
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Alleluia!
You faithful of YHWH, give praise,
praise the Name of YHWH!
Blessed be the Name of YHWH,
from now and for all times!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
praised be the Name of YHWH!
You are high over all nations, YHWH!
Your glory transcends the heavens!
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Alleluia!
How good it is to praise our God!
How pleasant and how fitting to sing God’s praise!
YHWH rebuilds Jerusalem,
and gathers Israel’s exiles.
God heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
God knows the number of the stars
and calls each one by name.
Great is YHWH, and mighty in power;
sing to our God with thanksgiving;
sing praise with the harp to our God—
YHWH delights in those who worship with reverence
and put their hope in divine love.
Jerusalem, give glory to YHWH!
Zion, praise your God!
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YHWH delights in those who worship with reverence
and put their hope in divine love.
Jerusalem, give glory to YHWH!
Zion, praise your God!
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Alleluia!
Praise YHWH from the heavens;
praise God in the heights!
Praise God, all you angels;
praise God, all you hosts!
Praise God, sun and moon;
praise God, all you shining stars!
Praise God, you highest heavens;
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the Name of YHWH,
by whose command they were created.
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Alleluia!
sing to YHWH a new song!
sing praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their God.
Let them praise God’s Name with festive dance;
let them sing praise with timbrel and harp.
For YHWH
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Alleluia!
We praise you, YHWH, in your sanctuary;
we praise you in your mighty skies!
We praise you for your powerful deeds;
we praise you for your overwhelming glory!
We praise you with the blast of the trumpet;
we praise you with lyre and harp!
We praise you with timbrel and dance;
we praise you with strings and flute!
We praise you with clashing cymbals;
we praise you with resounding cymbals!
Let everything that has breath
praise YHWH!
Alleluia!
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Serve YHWH and rejoice—
but do so with fear and trembling.
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I will praise you, YHWH, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your marvelous works!
I will be glad and rejoice in you,
I will sing praise to your Name, Most High!
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I will bless you, YHWH, for you have heard
my cries for mercy.
You are my strength and my shield;
in you my heart trusts.
You revived me—my heart rejoices,
and I praise you with my song.
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Be glad in YHWH and rejoice, you who love justice!
Exult, you upright of heart!
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O God, we meditate on your love
within your Temple.
As your Name reaches the ends of the earth, O God,
so does your praise;
justice fills your right hand.
Mount Zion rejoices,
and the villages of Judah celebrate
because of your judgments.
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O God, save me!
YHWH, help me, and hurry!
Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
Let those who love your salvation
forever say, “God is great!”
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YHWH reigns!
Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
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YHWH reigns!
Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad!
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How I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of YHWH!”
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Alleluia!
sing to YHWH a new song!
sing praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their God.
Let them praise God’s Name with festive dance;
let them sing praise with timbrel and harp.
For YHWH loves the people,
and crowns the lowly with salvation.
Let the faithful exult in this honor;
let them sing for joy in their beds—
let the high praise of God be in their throats.
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Shout for joy, fair Zion;
shout, Israel, be glad!
Rejoice with all your heart, fair Jerusalem!
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Sing out your joy to YHWH, you who love justice—
praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Praise YHWH with the harp,
and play music with a ten-stringed lyre!
Sing God a new song,
play with all your skill, and with shouts of joy!
For the word of YHWH is true
and everything God does can be trusted.
YHWH loves justice and right
and fills the earth with love.
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People everywhere—clap your hands!
Shout to God with a joyful voice!
For YHWH Most High is awe-inspiring,
the great Ruler over the whole earth.
God subdues peoples for us,
and puts the nations under our feet.
God chooses our inheritance for us,
the pride of Leah, Rachel and Jacob,
the object of God’s love.
God ascended the throne with a shout,
with trumpet blasts!  Sing praise to God, sing praise!
Sing praise to our Ruler, sing praise!
For God rules over all the earth—
sing praise and understand!  God rules over the nations;
God sits on the throne of holiness.
World leaders are gathered,
and so are the people of Sarah and Abraham’s God,
for YHWH reigns over all the earth,
and is exalted above all.
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Let the peoples praise you, O God,
let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations shout and sing for joy,
for you dispense true justice to the world—
you guide the nations of the earth!
Let the peoples shout and sing for joy;
let all the peoples praise you!
The land has given its harvest:
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God bless us, and may God be revered
even to the ends of the earth!
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It is good to praise you, YHWH,
and celebrate your Name in song, Most High—
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your fidelity through the watches of the night,
to the music of a ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
Your deeds, YHWH, fill me with joy;
I shout in triumph over the work of your hands.
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Sing a new song to YHWH,
who has worked wonders,
whose right hand and holy arm
have brought deliverance!
YHWH has made salvation known
and shown divine justice to the nations,
and has remembered in truth and love
the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Most High, all the earth,
break into joyous songs of praise!
Sing praise to YHWH with the harp,
with the harp and melodious singing!
With trumpets and the blast of the shofar,
raise a shout to YHWH, Ruler of All.
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