A Psalm of thanksgiving.
1) Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2) Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
3) Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4) Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
5) For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
Proper 6, Sunday between June 12 and June 18, Year A
Christ the King, Year A
Church musicians, worship leaders, tambourine-shakers, singers, and shouters all cite this psalm's authorization of their activities. And rightly so. Worship is a time to bring it, bring your best, to be exuberant, all-in, full-throated in praise, adoration, and communion with God.
It is worth noting that the psalm does not bless every noise-making activity. It instead commands the faithful …