Sixth Sunday of Easter – Psalm 98

Grace, peace and mercy to you from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Sometimes we can easily overlook the obvious as we set about our daily journey of life. Even as we come to church services where we use language that says we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, one might be forgiven for thinking all is doom and gloom. The psalm set for this week is Psalm 98 and it is a timely reminder that we are to be thankful and the reason is that God has won salvation for us. The Lord has done marvellous things and so we are called to sing a new song. Let’s hear this wonderful psalm of thanksgiving.

Psalm 98

Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a Joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

Heavenly Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen.

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