Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the LORD, the Most High, is awesome,
a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
God has gone up with a shout,
the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.
God is king over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted.
(Psalm 47, NRSV)
Sing praises to God who is our King!
He is king over all the earth. So we should, therefore, praise Him and exalt His name.
So sing praises to our King!
And in the words of a former pastor of mine, “If you sing good sing loud because God likes a joyful singer. And if you don’t sing well sing even louder to annoy the person next to you because God said to make a joyful noise!”