1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!
Great, majestic, awesome God in heaven,
You are a mighty God. You are a good God. You are my Lord. You are my Master. I can announce to everyone how wonderful You are — inside, outside, alone, with people — anywhere, because You are everywhere!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Lord, You made everything. Everything belongs to You. Nothing can surpass You, because You are the Creator, the Sustainer of all.
3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Father, You created beauty! You created music and dance, and poetry and prose, and all these different ways to express our praise to You! What a tremendous gift, from a tremendous God.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
God, there are so many who still live in the bleak, monotone, colorless world that does not know You. Oh, Father, open their eyes and hearts to believe. Give strength to Your servants who are serving in these hard places, showing Your love and Your might to those who do not know You. Make me bold to tell of Your wondrous deeds. You are such a marvelous God; I must praise You!