For the choir director; a psalm by Korah’s descendants.
1 Clap your hands, all you people.
Shout to God with a loud, joyful song.
2 We must fear the Lord, the Most High.
He is the great king of the whole earth.
3 He brings people under our authority
and ⸤puts⸥ nations under our feet.
4 He chooses our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.
5 God has gone up with a joyful shout.
The Lord has gone up with the sound of a ram’s horn.
Play music for him!
Make music to praise our king.
Play music for him!
7 God is the king of the whole earth.
Make your best music for him!
He sits upon his holy throne.
9 The influential people from the nations gather together
as the people of the God of Abraham.
The rulers of the earth belong to God.
He rules everything.
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