Psalm 95

Worship and Obey the Lord

1 Sing joyful songs to the Lord!
  Praise the mighty rock
      where we are safe.
2 Come to worship him
  with thankful hearts
      and songs of praise.

3 The Lord is the greatest God,
      king over all other gods.
4 He holds the deepest part
      of the earth in his hands,
    and the mountain peaks
      belong to him.
5 The ocean is the Lord’s
      because he made it,
    and with his own hands
      he formed the dry land.

6 Bow down and worship
      the Lord our Creator!
7 The Lord is our God,
      and we are his people,
    the sheep he takes care of
      in his own pasture.

  Listen to God’s voice today!
8  Don’t be stubborn and rebel
        as your ancestors did
    at Meribah and Massah
        out in the desert.
9 For forty years
    they tested God and saw
        the things he did.
10 Then God got tired of them
        and said,
  “You never show good sense,
   and you don’t understand
        what I want you to do.”
11 In his anger, God told them,
  “You people will never enter
        my place of rest.”


The Contemporary English Version c1995 by the American Bible Society.
Selected texts provided for use with the Hypertext Bible Commentary