for it is good
My lips will glorify You because Your faithful love is better than life.
So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your name, I will lift up my hands.
You satisfy me as with rich food; my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.
[A psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.] It is good to praise the LORD, to sing praise to Your name, Most High,
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to His name, for it is delightful.
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is beautiful.
I remember this as I pour out my heart: how I walked with many, leading the festive procession to the house of God, with joyful and thankful shouts.
[A Davidic song of ascents.] I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
Our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem--
Jerusalem, built as a city [should be], solidly joined together,
where the tribes, the tribes of the LORD, go up to give thanks to the name of the LORD. (This is an ordinance for Israel.)
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.
You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth.
Then I looked, and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures, and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands.
They said with a loud voice: The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!
I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them say: Blessing and honor and glory and dominion to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!
The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.
After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God,
because His judgments are true and righteous, because He has judged the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality; and He has avenged the blood of His servants that was on her hands.
A second time they said: Hallelujah! Her smoke ascends forever and ever!
Then the 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying: Amen! Hallelujah!
A voice came from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great!
Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying: Hallelujah-- because our Lord God, the Almighty, has begun to reign!