149 1Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand–new song, praise him in the company of all who love him. 2Let all Israel celebrate their Sovereign Creator, Zion’s children exult in their King. 3Let them praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great music! 4And why? Because God delights in his people, festoons plain folk with salvation garlands! 5Let true lovers break out in praise, sing out from wherever they’re sitting, 6Shout the high praises of God, brandish their swords in the wild sword–dance— 7A portent of vengeance on the God–defying nations, a signal that punishment’s coming, 8Their kings chained and hauled off to jail, their leaders behind bars for good, 9The judgment on them carried out to the letter —and all who love God in the seat of honor! Hallelujah!
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