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Psalm 100

All Lands Summoned to Praise God

A Psalm of thanksgiving.


Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.


Worship the Lord with gladness;

come into his presence with singing.



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.



Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him, bless his name.



For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

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Verses 6–9

The happiness of Israel is made out by referring to the most useful governors of that people. They in every thing made God's word and law their rule, knowing that they could not else expect that their prayers should be answered. They all wonderfully prevailed with God in prayer; miracles were wrought at their request. They pleaded for the people, and obtained answers of peace. Our Prophet and High Priest, of infinitely greater dignity than Moses, Aaron, or Samuel, has received and declared to us the will of the Father. Let us not only exalt the Lord with our lips, but give him the throne in our heart; and while we worship him upon his mercy-seat, let us never forget that he is holy.