Psalm 98 - Part One.
Praise for the gospel.
1 To our Almighty Maker, God,
New honours be address'd;
His great salvation shines abroad,
And makes the nations blest.
2 He spake the word to Abraham first,
His truth fulfils the grace:
The Gentiles make his name their trust,
And learn his righteousness.
3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim
With all her different tongues;
And spread the honours of his name
In melody and songs.
Psalm 98 - Part Two.
The Messiah's coming and kingdom.
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 Saviour 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.