Psalm 66New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Praise for God’s Goodness to Israel
To the leader. A Song. A Psalm.
1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
5 Come and see what God has done:
8 Bless our God, O peoples,
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
20 Blessed be God,
1 Chronicles 16:1-15New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Ark Placed in the Tent
16 They brought in the ark of God, and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and they offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before God. 2 When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord; 3 and he distributed to every person in Israel—man and woman alike—to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat,[a] and a cake of raisins.
4 He appointed certain of the Levites as ministers before the ark of the Lord, to invoke, to thank, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel. 5 Asaph was the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with harps and lyres; Asaph was to sound the cymbals, 6 and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel were to blow trumpets regularly, before the ark of the covenant of God.
David’s Psalm of Thanksgiving
7 Then on that day David first appointed the singing of praises to the Lord by Asaph and his kindred.
8 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
14 He is the Lord our God;
1 Chronicles 16:23-36New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
28 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
35 Say also:
“Save us, O God of our salvation,
Then all the people said “Amen!” and praised the Lord.