Praise Song

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Psalm 47

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Praise Song

There are two Korahite “songbooks,” one here in the 40s and one in the 80s. This is a praise song—a loud one! If you count, you’ll find clapping, shouting, singing, and trumpet blasts. Remember that their trumpets couldn’t play tunes like ours; they could only make one or two notes but were blasted as sounds of joy and victory, or sometimes warning. What are the people praising God for in this psalm? How does it make you feel when you join in loud, excited praise to the Lord?

Day 173

King of Kings, we praise You, we rejoice in You, we shout Your name and Your glory to the nations!

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 47:1

Psalm 47


47 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.