This is a Psalm written by the Sons of Korah. I love these guys! I also love Asaph's psalms. Moses' Psalms. And of course the Psalms written by Solomon and David. I'm not really up on the sons of Korah - I pass over them whenever I'm in the historical books without really taking the time to do an indepth study of them. Same thing with Asaph. And yet! What a family, uh?
Their insight in this psalm is that all things are able to praise God. Things spiritual, things organic, things inorganic.
Psalm 1481Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
2Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
6He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
13Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
14He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.