The flock and the Shepherd together inviting men now to enter the fold
Luther thought the whole of this psalm is Messianic. Paul uses it in Hebrews 3 & 4, as pertaining to the Jews of his day, and in the context of Hebrews 4:7, this psalm is shown to be Christocentric.
Worship ought to be glad and devotional, and an act of willing obeisance. There is to be a bowing of the soul, a bending of the knees of one’s spirit and an opening of the mouth in singing His praise. There is a time to be silent, and a time to speak in worship, and here we are encouraged to tell forth His praise. There is also a warning given which the Jews in the time of Moses, and of Christ, did not heed. And that is a salutary lesson for us to always bear in mind.Pastor Jeff O’ Neil
Recommended Tune: Moravia
¹O come, let us sing to the LORD:
Come, let us ev’ry one
A joyful noise make to the Rock
Of our salvation.
²Let us before his presence come
With praise and thankful voice;
Let us sing psalms to him with grace,
And make a joyful noise.
³For GOD, a great God, and great King,
Above all gods he is.
⁴Depths of the earth are in his hand,
The strength of hills is his.
⁵To him the spacious sea belongs,
For he the same did make;
The dry land also from his hands
Its form at first did take.
⁶O come, and let us worship him,
Let us bow down withal,
And on our knees before the LORD
Our Maker let us fall.
⁷For he’s our God, the people we
Of his own pasture are,
And of his hand the sheep; to–day,
If ye his voice will hear,
⁸Then harden not your hearts, as in
As in the desert, on the day
Of the tentation:
⁹When me your fathers tempt’d and prov’d,
And did my working see;
¹⁰Ev’n for the space of forty years
This race hath grieved me.
I said, This people errs in heart,
My ways they do not know:
¹¹To whom I sware in wrath, that to
My rest they should not go.