Peterson on a Thanksgiving Psalm

Psalms (The Message)
By Eugene H. Peterson


On your feet now-applaud Yahweh!
Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourself into his presence.

Know this: Yahweh is God, and God Yahweh.
He made us; we didn't make him.
We're his people, his well-tended sheep.

Enter with the password: "Thank you!"
Make yourself at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.

For Yahweh is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.

- Eugene H. Peterson, from THE MESSAGE: PSALMS, NavPress, 1994.


Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a very familiar psalm, but in a fresh setting by Eugene Peterson. If the shock is too great, you can look at Psalm 100 in your favorite translation.

[Don't forget the password!]

Have a great week.

(Originally posted 2/17/1998)

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