A Psalm of thanksgiving
Psalm 100 is known as the Jubilate from its use as an alternative to the Venite in Morning Prayer.
Marion J. Hatchett, in his Commentary on the American Prayer Book (New York: The Seabury Press, 1980), wrote on page 105:
"In the 1979 edition [of The Book of Common Prayer] the Jubilate is restored as an invitatory psalm, a function it served in both the temple in Jerusalem and in the medieval office of Lauds [said at dawn, or 3 a.m.]."
Keeping and Jettisoning
Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo
1 Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
2 Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; *
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
4 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; *
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
A beautiful psalm, and fitting for the Morning.
As with the Venite, I have somewhat modified this Psalm for use in my personal devotions:
Jubilate Psalm 100
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before God's presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord is God; *
God has made us, and we are God's;
we are God's people and the sheep of God's pasture.
Enter God's gates with thanksgiving;
go into God's courts with praise; *
give thanks to God and call upon God's Name.
For the Lord is good;
God's mercy is everlasting; *
and God's faithfulness endures from age to age.
Next: what would you keep and what would you jettison?
Psalm 101 Misericordiam et judicium
1 I will sing of mercy and justice; *
to you, O Lord, will I sing praises.
2 I will strive to follow a blameless course; oh, when will you come to me? *
I will walk with sincerity of heart within my house.
3 I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; *
I hate the doers of evil deeds; they shall not remain with me.
4 A crooked heart shall be far from me; *
I will not know evil.
5 Those who in secret slander their neighbors I will destroy; *
those who have a haughty look and a proud heart I cannot abide.
6 My eyes are upon the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me, *
and only those who lead a blameless life shall be my servants.
7 Those who act deceitfully shall not dwell in my house, *
and those who tell lies shall not continue in my sight.
8 I will soon destroy all the wicked in the land, *
that I may root out all evildoers from the city of the Lord.
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