1Shout out with joy unto the Lord;
Let all the earth now sing!
2Come worship; serve with gladness and
your songs before Him bring.
3Know that the Lord Himself is God,
He made us—not ourselves.
We are His people and His sheep,
His pasture’s where we dwell.
4Enter His gates with thanksgiving;
Into His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and bless His name,
His praises sing always.
5The Lord is good; His steadfast love
His faithfulness from age to age
continues ever sure.
L.M. (1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter)*
1All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
2Him serve with mirth; His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.
3Know that the Lord is God indeed;
Without our aid, He did us make.
We are His flock; He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.
4O enter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts unto.
Praise, laud, and bless His name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
5For why? The Lord our God is good;
His mercy is forever sure.
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
* The metrical setting of Psalm 100 from the 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter is so well-known and loved that it seemed right to include it here. This setting has remained unchanged for centuries in hymnbooks and psalters, and has been sung with this tune by countless Christians for hundreds of years.