Oh, sing to the Lord a new song!
For He has done marvelous things;
His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
2 The Lord has made known His salvation;
His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.
5 Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell in it;
8 Let the rivers clap their hands;
Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord,
9 For He is coming to judge the earth.
With righteousness He shall judge the world,
And the peoples with equity.
The Praise of God is Deserved (v. 1-3)
He has done marvelous things (v. 1)
He has shown His salvation (v. 2)
His mercy has been evident (v. 3)
Psalm 98 and Mary’s Song
The Psalmist: Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! (v. 1)
Mary: My soul magnifies the Lord (Luke 1:46)
The Psalmist: He has done marvelous things (v. 1)
Mary: For He who is mighty has done great things for me (Luke 1:49)
The Psalmist: His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. (v. 1)
Mary: He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. (Luke 1:51)
The Psalmist: The Lord has made known His salvation (v. 2)
Mary: And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation (Luke 1:50)
The Psalmist: He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel (v. 3)
Mary: He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy (Luke 1:54)
The Praise of God will be Passionate (v. 4-6)
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth (v. 4a)
Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King (v. 6b)
The Praise of God will be Universal (v. 7-9)
Romans 14:11 As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.
Luke 19:40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
When He came as a newborn baby in Bethlehem, Jesus brought hope to the world. When He returns as a conquering King, Jesus will bring joy to the world.