1-4 Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand-new song, praise him
in the company of all who love him. Let all Israel celebrate their
Sovereign Creator, Zion’s children exult in their King. Let
them praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great
music! And why? Because God delights in his people, festoons plain
folk with salvation garlands!
5-9 Let true
lovers break out in praise, sing out from wherever they’re
sitting, Shout the high praises of God, brandish their swords in
the wild sword-dance -- A portent of vengeance on the God-defying
nations, a signal that punishment’s coming, Their kings chained
and hauled off to jail, their leaders behind bars for good, The
judgment on them carried out to the letter -- and all who love God
in the seat of honor! Hallelujah!