Psalm 150 inspired so many hymns and songs. Here is a small collection of English, Chinese and Hebrew ones.
I was meditating on Psalm 150 in song this morning. It is a simple psalm calling the people to praise the Lord with song. It ends with this famous verse: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6). An appropriate end to the Book of Psalms.
Praise Yah!Psalm 150 WEB
Praise God in his sanctuary!
Praise him in his heavens for his acts of power!
2 Praise him for his mighty acts!
Praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet!
Praise him with harp and lyre!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dancing!
Praise him with stringed instruments and flute!
5 Praise him with loud cymbals!
Praise him with resounding cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise Yah!
This psalm describes praise as loud and noisy. It is something I am not used to. I prefer meditative worship songs. I think they helped me to enter into His presence. But loud noisy praise can do that too. A good example is Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel Music.
The Psalms are attributed to King David. Do you know where he and his musicians sing praises to God? At the Tabernacle of David in Jerusalem (see 1 Chronicles 16).
How many songs are there based on Psalm 150? Here are what I found. Guess how many are loud and noisy?
Psalm 150 (Praise The Lord) by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
This song uses only the last part of Psalm 150:6. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Psalm 50 By The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Psalm 150 by Jason Silver
Psalm 150 by VaShawn Mitchell
Psalm 150 | Halleluhu by MiQedem
Let’s learn some Hebrew!
Hallelu el bekodsho (Praise God in his sanctuary)
Halleluhu birki’a uzo (Praise him in his mighty heavens)
Halleluhu vigvurotav (Praise him for his acts of power)
Halleluhu kerov gudlo (Praise him for his surpassing greatness)
Halleluhu beteka shofar (Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet)
Halleluhu benevel vechinor (Praise him with the harp and lyre)
Halleluhu betof umachol (Praise him with timbrel and dancing)
Halleluhu beminim veugav (praise him with the strings and pipe)
Halleluhu betziltzelei shama (Praise him with the clash of cymbals)
Halleluhu betzilzelei tru’a (Praise him with resounding cymbals)
Kol han’shama tehalel ya (Let everything that has breath praise the Lord)
Hallelujah (Praise the Lord)
To End Psalm 150 in song
What do you think of Psalm 150 in song? Which is your favourite?
Did you notice that the Chinese songs are mostly slower and quieter. It is strange because we Chinese can make a lot of noise.
I’m quite pleased to have found the Hebrew version. It sounds so different from songs from my own culture.
We have come to the end of this post. I hope you have found what you are seeking. If not, keep looking. For Jesus said,
9 “I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.Luke 11:9-10 WEB
For God so loved you, He sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross for you. You are precious to Him.