Psalm 98

  • Read Psalm 98 here.
  • If you missed Sunday’s sermon (22/6) you can listen to it here.

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The sermon concentrated on the exuberance of the psalmist in praising God. However there are several other significant topics in this psalm we could have addressed.

  1. We could have spent more time discussing the term “new song”. What’s God doing/done in our lives that we could sing about?
  2. “Righteousness” seems to be a theme with God’s righteousness mentioned in v2 & v9.
  3. What do verses 4-6 say about worshiping God? Should worship today be “jubilant” and what would that look like?
  4. Would our attitude toward God’s creation change if we gave more emphasis to the concept that creation praises God?
  5. Do we look forward to God judging the world? If not, why not? Why should we be excited about the return of Jesus?

Songs from the Psalm

This is a bonus section listing songs inspired by, or brought to mind by, this psalm. Special thanks to Brian Casey for his input…I only came up with one song!!

  • Shout to the Lord (Hillsong)
  • Joy to the World
  • Marvelous (Youth song – starts with sopranos singing “He has done marvelous”)
  • All Things Praise Thee
  • Almighty (Wayne Watson)
  • Clap Your Hands (Charley LeBlanc)
  • Clap Your Hands, All Ye Peoples (1960s?)
  • Come Let Us Sing (… with joy to the Lord.)
  • Come, Let us All Unite To Sing (Songs of Faith & Praise)
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Great is the Lord (M.W. Smith)
  • Hallelujah! Praise Jehovah! (also Ps. 148 )
  • Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
  • Let Ev’ry Heart Rejoice and Sing
  • Let the Lord Be Praised, O Zion
  • O Praise the Lord
  • Praise the Lord! Ye Heav’ns, Adore Him
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • Rejoice in the Lord Always (round)
  • Saints of God, Rejoice and Sing (GS, II)
  • Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
  • The Joy of the Lord (Twila Paris)

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Okay, now it’s over to you. What thoughts do you have about Psalm 98, the questions above or the songs?

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