Up With God (Ps 68, The Message)

The lyrics were inspired by Psalms 68, as translated by The Message Bible. It is nothing new to set the Psalms to contemporary music, in fact it is a great tradition undertaken by generations of Christian musicians. I am honored to join the club.

When the righteous see God in action
They laugh, they sing, they shout for joy
One look at God and the wicked vanish
Like a puff of smoke, like wax in the fire

So, praise God, when you see Him
Rejoice, the enemy’s defeated
Father of orphans and champions of widows
Home for the homeless and freedom to prisoners
He took my rags of sin and turned them to riches

Up with God, down with His enemies
Adversaries run for the hills
Up with God, kings of this world
Run afraid
At the mention of His name
Seas and mountains shake
Up with God in your praise
Lift His name

Sing your hymn to the Lord, clear the way for his coming
He rides in the clouds, calling in thunder
Day after day, it is us He carries
He’s a God for us, He’s the God who saves

So, praise God, when you see Him
Rejoice, the enemy’s defeated
Father of orphans and champions of widows
Home for the homeless and freedom to prisoners
He took my rags of sin and turned them to riches

The whole choir blesses God
The whole choir blesses God
The whole choir blesses God
Like a fountain of praise