Psalm 98 Clap your hands


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Psalm 98:1 Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
3 He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
5 make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
6 with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
8 Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
9 let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands........ If you're happy and you know it clap your hands..... If you're happy and you know it then God's love is surely showing.... if you're happy and you know it clap your hands.....

This is from the easy English site.

This is a royal psalm. "Royal" means "as a king". In the royal psalms, (93 and 95 to 99) God is the king of everything. The Jews wrote the psalm when they returned from the exile. Jews are people who were born from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their children. The exile was in Babylon. The king of Babylon took them from Judah where they lived. He made them stay in Babylon. After 70 years, the king of Persia beat the king of Babylon in a war. He let the Jews go home to Judah. They built the temple in Jerusalem again. The king of Babylon had destroyed it. The Jews made the book of psalms to sing in the temple. The temple was God's house in Jerusalem. The Jews wrote the royal psalms because they believed that God was really the king that sent them home.
Christians believe that God is the king of everything. So, Christians sing the royal psalms also. But Christians believe that one day God will come to the earth. As Jesus came to Bethlehem, so God will come again to the earth. Jesus is God. But next time, he will not come as a baby. He will come as a king ... King of Everything! As verse 9 says, "he is coming to rule the earth". We do not know when, but he will come. We are so certain that we say "he is coming"!​
If you're happy and you know it.....