Shout happily unto the Lord,
Make a joyful noise unto God;
Show that He is loved and adored,
And worship to honor and laud.
Joyous happiness on the earth,
Worshiping throughout all the land;
Showing everyone His worth,
Profess showing just where you stand.
Serve our Lord God cheerfully,
Continue to serve with gladness;
Serving truly and tearfully,
With joyous tears and not sadness.
Enter in with a joyful song,
Before His presence by singing;
For this is the place you belong,
With peace and love you are bringing.
Know that the Lord alone is God,
And that we are His creation;
Even though we just might be flawed,
He will mend the deviation.
No doubt that we are His people,
The sheep that are under His care;
And when we enter His temple,
He expects us to say a prayer.
He is the shepherd of the sheep,
Watching us graze in the pasture;
Constantly awake will not sleep,
Because a wolf waits to capture.
Enter His gates with thanks and praise,
While singing songs of thanksgiving;
Go into the courtyard always,
Cherishing your life and living.
Give Him thanks and praise to His name,
Sing praises to Him day and night;
Sing praises to Him to proclaim,
That He is the Lord of pure light.
The Lord is faithful and is good,
His mercy endures forever;
A loving kindness that has stood,
The test of time will not sever
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer