Psalm for Tuesday in the Second Week of Advent

Psalm 96

1    Sing to the LORD a new song;*
      sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.

2    Sing to the LORD and bless his Name;*
      proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.

3    Declare his glory among the nations*
      and his wonders among all peoples.

4    For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised;*
      he is more to be feared than all gods.

5    As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols;*
      but it is the LORD who made the heavens.

6    Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence!*
      Oh, the power and splendor of his sanctuary!

7    Ascribe to the LORD, you families of the peoples;*
      ascribe to the LORD honor and power.

8    Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name;*
      bring offerings and come into his courts.

9    Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness;*
      let the whole earth tremble before him.

10   Tell it out among the nations: “The LORD is King!*
       he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
       he will judge the peoples with equity.”

11   Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
       let the sea thunder and all that is in it;*
       let the field be joyful and all that is therein.

12   Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
       before the LORD when he comes,*
      when he comes to judge the earth.

13   He will judge the world with righteousness*

      and all the peoples with his truth.