Psalm 150 Halelujah! Praise God in His Sanctuary
I did not write this arrangement. I learned it in 1977 in Hong Kong during a church trip to the far east. I memorized it then.
It is a chant. Here is my voice singing it.
v3 - the Hebrew word for trumpet is shofar
, a ram's horn. A diffferent Hebrew word is used for the silver trumpets in Num 10:2
The psaltery was larger than the harp. It had 12 strings which were plucked with the fingers (Josephus, Antiquities 7. 12. 3). According to the Mishnah, the its strings were made of the large intestines of sheep (Kinnim 3:6).
The harp is the 1st musical instrument mentioned in the Bible (Gen 4:21
). It is the instrument that David played.
The important place afforded music in the worship of God shows that God responds favorably to manís communication with him in music and that God communicates to man not only cognitively but also in his emotions. - Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT)
v4 - timbrel is a tambourine
Praise God in His sanctuary.
Praise Him in the firmament
of Hi-is power.
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts.
Praise Him according,
Praise Him according to His abundant greatness.
Praise Him with a blast of the trumpet.
Praise Him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance.
Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise Him upon the loud sounding cymbals!
Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals!
6 Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD.
Make thee two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shalt thou make them; and they shall serve for the calling together of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. (Num 10:2 DBY)
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of those who handle the harp and pipe. (Gen 4:21 DBY)
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; (Psa 30:11 DBY)
The joy of our heart hath ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. (Lam 5:15 DBY)