682. It Is Good to Sing Your Praises (Psalm 92)

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1 It is good to sing your praises
and to thank you, O Most High,
showing forth your loving kindness
when the morning lights the sky.
It is good when night is falling
of your faithfulness to tell,
while with sweet, melodious praises
songs of adoration swell.

2 You have filled my heart with gladness
through the works your hands have wrought;
you have made my life victorious;
great your works and deep your thought.
You, O Lord, on high exalted,
reign forevermore in might;
all your enemies shall perish,
sin be banished from your sight.

3 But the good shall live before you,
planted in your dwelling place,
fruited trees and ever verdant,
nourished by your boundless grace.
In his goodness to the righteous
God his righteousness displays;
God, my rock, my strength and refuge,
just and true are all your ways.

Text Information
First Line: It is good to sing your praises
Title: It Is Good to Sing Your Praises (Psalm 92)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Psalm 92
Topic: Adoration; Celebrating Time; Evening (2 more...)
Source: The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.
Language: English
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Key: G Major or modal
Source: Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1830/31

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Psalm 92, paraphrased here, is the only psalm that the Bible assigns to a specific day: the Sabbath. This may be because of the mention of “works” in stanza two, recalling that, after six days of creation, God rested on the Sabbath (Genesis 2:2–3), when the faithful do the same.

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