Psalm 150: Praise the Lord!
Us poor old Kiwis aren’t that good at praise.
“Good on ya mate” is as good as it gets.
“That was not too shabby.”
We’re not that good at praising our kids or our partners
so how can we praise God?
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his holiness!
Praise God with the vastness of the universe!
Praise him for his mighty deeds!
Praise him for his surpassing greatness!
… it certainly surpasses our ability to find words
or to fill the words with passion.
What will help us to release our gratitude
to let fly our awe?
Instruments might help – let rip on the drums,
let the crashing shout our praise!
We need the organ to sound,
violins and trumpets to play at full blast!
Turn the music up loud
to drown out our doubts
and self-conscious efforts
to honour the maker and savior of all.
Holy Spirit, be kind to us
wedge open our hearts
crumble our culture of complaint
draw us out of ourselves
that we might stand in the light of infinite glory
and bask in the goodness of God
until all we can do is
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150: Everything praise!
Have you heard? Our God is great!
Galaxies - spin with praise.
People - dance and sing.
Play the music, louder, louder!
Trumpets, organ, cymbals, guitar.
Creatures, everything that lives -
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150: Shout out!
Sing out, shout out, make some noise!
Oldies, youngies, girls and boys:
Clap the rhythm
Feel the rhythm
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his holiness, the glory of heaven!
Praise God for his acts of power, and infinite greatness!
Praise God on the trumpet, with drums and guitar!
Praise God with your dancing, and crash on those cymbals!
Everything that breathes,
praise the Lord!