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The “new song” is the Gospel, the good news of God’s love and faithfulness to us in Christ Jesus who redeemed us.

BibleGateway: Psalm 98

ESV Text: Psalm 98

KJV Text:

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KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 98:

     1 A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. 2 The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. 3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

     4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. 6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. 7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together 9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 87:
Joy to the World

— Organ Audio

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1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! 
Let earth receive her King; 
Let every heart prepare Him room 
And heaven and nature sing. 

2. Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! 
Let men their songs employ, 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3. No more let sins and sorrows grow 
Nor thorns infest the ground; 
He comes to make His blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

4. He rules the world with truth and grace 
And makes the nations prove 
The glories of His righteousness 
And wonders of His love. 

Hymn: LSB 792 New Songs of Celebration Render