1 Make a joyful noise unto Jehovah, all ye lands.
2 Serve Jehovah with gladness:
Come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that Jehovah, he is God:
It is he that hath made us, and we are his;
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
1-3. Song in praise of the Lord, that He is to be worshipped with the heart, because He is the Former of the church. P. P.
1-5. See Psalm lxxv. 2. A. 3880.
3 See Psalm xxiii. 1, 2. A. 5201.
See Psalm xxiii. 1-3. A. 6078.
See Psalm xxiii. 1,2. . E. 482.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
And into his courts with praise:
Give thanks unto him, and bless his name.
4 Confession and confessing proceed from the love of good, but praise and blessing from the love of truth. A. 3880.
See Psalm lxv. 5. R. 487.
Knowledges of truth and good are signified by gates. They also signify introductory truths, which are knowledges from the Word. R. 899.
By courts are signified the ultimates of heaven, likewise the externals of the church, of the Word, and of worship. E. 630.
5 For Jehovah is good; his lovingkindness endureth for
And his faithfulness unto all generations.
4, 5. Let them draw near to Him through the truths of the Word and confess Him. P. P.
Author: EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (1688-1772)