Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

It Is Good

Background

This worship song is based on Psalm 92, which declares that it is good to worship God with singing and music.  The song of praise throughout the day flows from the joy at what God has done.  The bridge focuses on verses 12-15, a prayer that God grant growth in the life of the one praising him.

This is an Old Testament Psalm, but we are New Testament people.  We cannot sing about the works and wonders of God without ultimately focusing on the cross and empty tomb of Jesus.  This is not importing into the Psalm some foreign element, so much as it is reflecting the ultimate meaning of the Psalm in Jesus Christ.

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
It is good to praise You, Lord
To lift Your holy name
Your faithfulness I sing
Your love I will proclaim
For great are You, Lord
And great are the works of Your hands

Verse 2
It is good to praise You, Lord
For you alone can save
You gave Your life for me
And rose from the grave
I will sing out my joy
And lift up my voice and proclaim

Chorus
It is good (it is good)
To praise You Lord (praise You Lord)
It is good to praise Your name and lift You up
It is good (it is good)
To praise you Lord (praise You Lord)
It is good to sing the glory of Your love
It is good

Bridge
You O Lord are exalted forever
You O Lord will triumph over all
Plant me in your presence
In your courts to grow and flourish
Bearing fruit in word and deed and song

 

 

 

   

 

   

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