This psalm begins where Ps. 32 left off. The Hebrew word translated ‘rejoice’ in verse 1 is the same as that translated ‘shout for joy’ in Ps. 32:11.
- The call to praise (verses 1-3) is followed by reasons for praise (verses 4-19).
What are these, and do they help you to join in praising God?
- What reasons are given as to why the nation whose God is the Lord is blessed above other nations?
What is the psalmist’ response to this (verses 20-22)?
Note. Verse 3. ‘A new song’: the song of the redeemed. Cf. Ps. 40:3. ‘Play skillfully’: Good advice for all who aspire to lead the praises of God’s people