Monday, September 16, 2013

Psalm 100

From Far and Wide with joyful revelry
Praise and serve the Lord and come and sing
With gladness in your hearts before his chivalry.
O search your hearts and know that He is King!
Our Lord with kindly touch our souls hath made
And to Him great obeisance shall we show
For we are His and His we shall remain,
As tender sheep in watchful care to grow.
O come! Come in to Him with grateful heart
Let court and gate reverberate with praise.
For thankful people with Him will not part
And always bless His name with all our days.
The Lord is Good and is forever kind.
His truth it will endure through earth's unwind.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


  1. I like how you are able to incorporate so much of the psalm into your sonnet. One piece of constructive feedback for ya: this may be just me, but in my mind the word 'revelry' carries with it a connotation of celebration involving sex and alcohol. I know that's not the only way it can be used, but there might be a way of conveying that same sense of excitement and celebration without the potential for misunderstanding. Good job with the sonnet, though. I enjoyed it!

  2. Really beautiful, you have ascribed WORTH to God Almighty and made WORSHIP the key ingredient! Praise God...Shalom!!!

  3. I really like how you've varied the punctuation, it helps it not sound trite or stuffy. Awesome job, you've set the bar pretty high!