Psalm 100 (I)

1650 psalter

The heartfelt thanksgiving of the Great Congregation led by Messiah

Though Christ assumed human nature to Himself, yet He is God. This is our faith and belief; this is our testimony, “Know ye that the Lord, He is God.” He it is that made us and not we ourselves, “For by Him were all things created: all things were created by Him and for Him: and by Him all things consist.” As we cannot create ourselves, so neither can we regenerate ourselves. We are His people and sheep by sovereign donation and gift, from the Father to His Son. In the light of these tremendous activities, then our entrance into the church with its ordinances every Sabbath, ought to be with spiritual exuberance and fullness of praise. David ends this eulogy of Christ by stating, God is good, God is merciful, and God is truth.

Pastor Jeff O’ Neil

Recommended Tune: Old 100th

Old 100th

Psalm 100 – First Version (Long metre)

¹All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the LORD with cheerful voice.
²Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.

³Know that the LORD is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make:
We are his flock, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

⁴O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto:
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

⁵For why? the LORD our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.