A poetic song for thanksgiving
1Lift up a great shout of joy to Yahweh!
Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere!
2Worship Yahweh with gladness.
Sing your way into his presence with joy!
3And realize what this really means—
we have the privilege of worshiping Yahweh our God.
For he is our Creator and we belong to him.
We are the people of his pleasure. # 100:3 Or “the sheep of his pasture.”
4You can pass through his open gates # 100:4 The Hebrew word for “gate [doorway]” is sha’ar and has multiple meanings. It can also mean “storm.” When you pass through his gates you enter into the stormy, passionate love of God. See Rev. 3:20. with the password of praise.
Come right into his presence with thanksgiving.
Come bring your thank offering to him
and affectionately bless his beautiful name!
5For Yahweh is always good and ready to receive you.
He’s so loving that it will amaze you—
so kind that it will astound you!
And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all.
Everyone knows our God can be trusted,
for he keeps his promises to every generation!