Psalm for the Week

Psalm 48
The Message

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

God majestic, praise abounds in our God-city!
His sacred mountain, breathtaking in its heights—earth’s joy.
Zion Mountain looms in the North, city of the world-King.
God in his citadel peaks  impregnable.

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

The kings got together,  they united and came.
They took one look and shook their heads, they scattered and ran away.
They doubled up in pain like a woman having a baby.

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

You smashed the ships of Tarshish with a storm out of the East.
We heard about it, then we saw it  with our eyes—
In God’s city of Angel Armies,  in the city our God
Set on firm foundations,  firm forever.

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

We pondered your love-in-action, God, waiting in your temple:
Your name, God, evokes a train  of Hallelujahs wherever
It is spoken, near and far; your arms are heaped with goodness-in-action.

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

Be glad, Zion Mountain;
Dance, Judah’s daughters!
 He does what he said he’d do!

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!

Circle Zion, take her measure, count her fortress peaks,
Gaze long at her sloping bulwark, climb her citadel heights—
Then you can tell the next generation detail by detail the story of God,
Our God forever, who guides us till the end of time.

Response: Be glad! Dance! God does what he said he would do!